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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.

Why spending now on children's services will pay off in the future

15 November 2018
Headteacher Ian Read recalls when children ran riot in the corridors of his primary school and told anyone reckless enough to intervene where to go. But Watercliffe Meadow, Read’s school in the deprived north Sheffield community of Shirecliffe, has fought its way up the performance rankin...

MPs demand early intervention drive and children's centres action

14 November 2018
The government should undertake a "fundamental shift" on early intervention policy by setting out a national strategy to tackle childhood adversity and trauma, and outline its plans for the future of children's centres, an influential group of MPs has said.

School delay call for summer-born pupils in Wales

13 November 2018
Parents are calling for more flexibility over when summer-born children can start primary school in Wales.
News Posts 1-8 of 1066 is an online service designed to support and encourage parents and carers of children aged 5-19, with a collection of videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behaviour and learning.