Natasha Beddingfield has been asked by Philosophy (the skin care people) to write a song to promote mental health called Hope for their Hope and Grace initiative. You can buy here through iTunes
Just discovered….booksbeyondwords who are helping people with learning disabilities to share knowledge and explore their lives, feelings and challenges. Their books, that have pictures only, explore how to build resilience, to deal with feelings of anger, experiencing domestic violence and more. They also prepare young people for health visits to clinics and to deal with … Read more
Have you noticed how often mental health is mentioned in the news these days and how often it is about the mental well-being of children? With 20% of our children being vulnerable at some time and a further 10% with additional needs, then strategies to develop positive mental health should indeed be in the forefront … Read more
The charity Papyrus, which tries to prevent young suicides, says between 600 and 800 young people aged between 15 and 24 kill themselves each year in the UK. In England and Wales, some 24,000 suicide attempts are made by 10-19 year olds….one every 20 minutes. These figures are thought to be an underestimate as coroners … Read more
Research by the NSPCC have found that 25% of 11-12 year olds in Britain with a social networking profile had an upsetting experience-with 20% of that age group upset everyday by trolling, bullying or being sent sexual messages.
Nearly half of all 5 year olds in England have not reached a high enough level on intellectual, emotional and physical development to prepare them for school. New figures are revealed today and 10 best and worst Local Authorities named.
At any one time, 1 in 10 children and young people aged 5-15 have identifiable mental ill-health. Many of these are conduct disorders 6% of 15-16 year olds have a conduct disorder. Mostly these are boys with parents who have emotional difficulties (40%), are separated (54%) and who have been in trouble with the police … Read more
Scientists have found that from the age of 18months, children can tell when we are faking our emotions. ‘The ability to detect sadness and then react immediately This has an evolutionary implication…however to function effectively in the social world, children need the ability to understand other’s behaviours and what is going on internally for those … Read more
Every year the teenagers of loving families, often pupils in high performing schools succumb to depression, anxiety and stress….There are concerns for children who strive for perfection in all areas of their lives….perfect bodies….muscle definition…children who are resilient accept being ‘good enough’ and have some sense that they have some control over their lives rather … Read more
Last week, official statistics revealed an alarming rise in children who self-harm. In the past year, NH hospitals treated more than 18,000 girls and 4,600 boys between 10 and 19 after they had deliberately harmed themselves- a rise of 11%. During the same period, children aged 10-14 increased- a rise of 30%………prevention has to involve … Read more