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Disabled children in England with severe behavioural and complex mental health issues are being "separated and hidden" from society, a review warns.
"Youngest children in class more likely to get ADHD medication, study says," The Guardian reports. This 'Behind the headlines' article examines the evidence behind this report.
BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network have launched a year-long campaign to encourage young people to explore issues surrounding their mental health.
A study of screen time and mental wellbeing among teenagers has suggested moderate use of devices may be beneficial in a connected world.
This article discusses the work of an expert group looking specifically at the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in care.
The Prime Minister has announced a comprehensive package of measures to transform mental health support in our schools, workplaces and communities.
In this speech, the Prime Minister sets out her vision for the shared society, the government's role within it and how to transform mental health support.
Delays in discharging people from hospital are rising more rapidly in mental health trusts than other parts of the NHS in England, a study shows.
In this blog post, the National Director for Mental Health at NHS England explains why commissioners are vital to transforming mental health services, and how a new NHS England development programme is helping them to im ...
More than seven out of 10 (72%) consultant psychiatrists who specialise in treating children and adolescents say that NHS care for under-18s experiencing a crisis in their mental health is either inadequate (58%) or very ...
YoungMinds analysis reveals that many local health bodies are diverting some of the new funding received for children's mental health services to other priorities.
2,796 counselling sessions about gender identity and gender dysphoria were held by Childline last year. These sessions have more than doubled since 2012/13
This blog post discusses new guidance on smoking cessation and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
Nearly 19,000 children and young people in England and Wales were hospitalised for self-harm last year, marking an increase of almost 2,400 (14%) in the past 3 years.
More than 110,000 children in London, or around one in 10, suffer with significant mental ill health according to a new report from Public Health England (PHE).
Mind has found that local authorities in England spend an average of less than 1 per cent of their public health budget on mental health.
This article reports on a scheme in south London that involves teaching primary schoolchildren about mental health through fun games and workbooks.
Numbers of child psychiatrists employed by the NHS have fallen to their lowest level in more than seven years despite a £1.4bn government commitment to boost mental health services for children and young people, it has e ...
Children entering the care system will be given mental health checks on a trial basis, the Education Minister announced in parliament.
"Children of confident fathers who embrace parenthood are less likely to show behavioural problems before their teenage years," The Guardian reports. This 'Behind the headlines' article examines the evidence behind this ...
New data reveals that children bereaved of a parent are more likely to keep their fears and feelings to themselves, raising concerns about risks to their emotional health.
Some local NHS areas are spending less than £10 a head on the mental health of children and young people in their communities, according to research from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Dozens of children and young people with mental health problems are still being treated on wards containing adults with sometimes severe psychiatric problems despite ministers having supposedly outlawed the practice in 2 ...
Very stressful events affect the brains of girls and boys in different ways, a Stanford University study suggests.
"Scouts and guides provide 'mental health boost for life'," BBC News reports. A study of adults with a scouting or guiding background found they were less likely to be anxious or depressed in later life. This 'Behind the ...
A joint report by the Values-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission puts the role of schools at the heart of improving mental health services for children and young people.
Details have emerged of a joint youth justice and health initiative to boost mental health services for young people in trouble with the law.
Psychological wellbeing services for children must be fundamentally rethought and reconfigured if we are to provide help for all those who need it, says a new report published by the British Psychological Society.
NSPCC figures reveal a rise of 35% Childline counselling sessions about anxiety in the last year.
New research shows that half (49%) of teenage boys in the UK would not feel comfortable talking to their dads about their mental health (including stress, anxiety and depression).
NHS England has today published new ratings on mental health and maternity, highlighting where areas are performing really well, but also helping to identify where improvements can be made.
This article provides a short introduction and review of the early stage of a mental well-being programme that aims to encourage young people to talk about mental health.
The number of children and young people self-harming has risen dramatically in the past 10 years, new NHS figures obtained by the Guardian show.
A report from youth charity YMCA has found that more than one in three young people with mental health issues have suffered stigma. Sitting down on a shop floor crying, Connie Free was at a low point in her battle with b ...
The amount of money families with adopted children will be able to claim for therapeutic support is being capped with immediate effect due to unexpected levels of demand, the Department for Education (DfE) has said.
The majority of specialist nurses say mental health care for young people isn't good enough. According to a survey of 631 workers in children and adolescent services, 43% said things were getting worse.
Seven out of 10 specialist nurses caring for the growing number of young people struggling with mental health problems believe that NHS services are insufficient.
Young women are the highest risk group in England for mental health problems, according to new data from NHS Digital.
NHS England has announced six pilot sites across the country to drive the design of new approaches to delivering children and young people’s mental health services and secure mental health services.
An extra £25m has been allocated to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the country to accelerate plans for improving mental health services for children and young people, helping to cut waiting times for treatme ...