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Study finds high levels of depression among LGB teenagers

20 December 2018
Young lesbian, gay and bisexual people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, research has found. LGB 16 to 21 year-olds are four times more likely to have felt depressed, harmed themselves and thought about k...

Amber Rudd warns of further delays to universal credit

20 December 2018
The work and pensions secretary, Amber Rudd has signalled she would consider further policy changes and rollout delays to restore public confidence in universal credit, telling MPs her priority was to make it safe for vulnerable claimants.

Health visitors should take greater role in getting children school ready, says EIF

19 December 2018
Health visitors should have a greater role in preparing disadvantaged young children for school and ensuring they do not fall behind their peers, according to a report. The Early Intervention Foundation report wants to see a greater focus on boosting cognitive skills of disadvantaged chil...

New research will examine effect of gender norms on men and boys

03 December 2018
New research will be commissioned by the Government Equalities Office to look at how rigid gender stereotypes – including being dominant and competitive - affect men and boys, including a focus on developing ways to change negative attitudes towards women.

Partners of new mums with mental illness set to get targeted support on the NHS

03 December 2018
New and expectant fathers will be offered mental health checks and treatment under radical action to support families, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced on 2 December.  In the landmark move, the partners of pregnant women and new mothers who are themselves suffering...

Children's mental health provision

29 November 2018
Analysis shows children’s mental health services are showing signs of improvement – but a seismic shift in ambition still needed to meet demand

One in eight of five to 19 year olds had a mental disorder in 2017 major new survey finds

29 November 2018
One in eight (12.8%) of children and young people aged between five and 19, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental disorder according to a major new report which provides England’s best source of data on trends in child mental health.

Universal credit linked to suicide risk, says study

16 November 2018
Universal credit has become a serious threat to public health, doctors have said, after a study revealed that the stress of coping with the new benefits system had so profoundly affected claimants’ mental health that some considered suicide.
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