They are hoping to trial the scheme in around 135 schools, with children as young as eight being taught mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
Children’s mental health is vitally important to the future well-being of our society. There’s a vast body of research establishing the importance of individuals’ formative years to their later emotional health. The abuse and neglect of our most vulnerable remains one of our most vexing problems. Here you can find stories on the foster care system, parenting practices, school discipline, bullying, and other important issues that affect children’s mental health.
NHS figures show that around one in five referrals was rejected in 2015, with the number affected totaling around 17,000 children and young people over the last three years.
Hospital bosses have also stated there has been a notable rise of children self-harming by overdosing on prescribed drugs found in households rather than recreational drugs.
Media stories highlighting the poisonings of children in Colorado by ingestion of THC-laced gummy bears have led some municipalities to pre-emptively draft ordinances banning sales of such products.
Education department tenders for mental health training contracts, which will help pupils see disturbing thoughts as buses. Read more.
Researchers examined data from previously published studies of mental health in 747 adults who were underweight preemies and 1,512 who were full-term infants in five different countries. They found that former preemies reported more avoidant behaviors and more so-called “internalizing” issues like depression, anxiety, withdrawal and loneliness than adults who were full term infants. Read Read more
Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure, including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, a study has showed. Read more.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on approaches to improve pediatric care. Through the RFI, CMS is specifically seeking input on approaches to improve the quality and reduce the cost of care for children and youth enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Read more
A study published last year found that young immigrants who received DACA felt relief from increased access to services and opportunities. Now for DACA recipients—commonly called “dreamers”—the future is uncertain.
Six years of violence and bloodshed have spawned a mental health crisis among Syria’s children whose impact will be felt for decades, international charity Save the Children said on Tuesday.
Over three-quarters of young people say there is a stigma to mental illness and a quarter would not ask for help if they were suffering, a survey suggests.
Through interview excerpts with the youth from November 2010 to March 2012, a study at the University of British Columbia highlights the impacts of mental health services on these young people.
National Health Service guidelines state that half of children with such conduct disorders not only miss out on parts of their childhood, but go on to develop serious mental health problems – such as anti-social personality disorders – as adults.
Cook and his colleagues at the University and around the country have identified key intervention programs that have been proven to reduce the rate of mental illness among schoolchildren.
Nearly one in three children have significant psychiatric problems during their time in foster care—especially those related to trauma and neglect that brought them into the system. Recently, psychiatrists working with foster kids have been under fire.
The extremely low birth weight babies had a higher risk for certain mental health problems. As children, they were more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and as teens they had a greater risk of ADHD and social problems.
More evidence has emerged of schools struggling to provide mental health support for students, with more than half of school leaders saying they find it hard to locate services.
Figures show 50,819 youngsters contacted the helpline for a serious mental health problem in 2015/16 – up 8% over four years.