A criminal-justice response to drug addiction is counterproductive, says Scotland's MPs
NHS trials art, dance, and music therapy for largest study of its kind
NHS Long Term Plan 'too generic' to work effectively for LGBTQI+ people
Children fear addiction to online gaming and the gambling-like behaviour it encourages
Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has published a report today which looks at the experiences of children who play games online. With 93% of children in the UK playing video games, Longfield is calling for new rules to tighten up gambling laws and to address the worries children have expressed about how they feel out of control of their spending on online games.
Research will examine effectiveness of relationship-orientated counselling against standard CAMHS interventions
Government commits to new Mental Health Act delivering advance "choice and autonomy" to individuals
UK workers report placing greater importance on their mental health than physical health
Evidence building for the effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training
We must prioritise tackling racism to reduce ethnic inequalities in mental illness, a national consultation finds
Art charity opens friendship photography competition as part of suicide prevention campaign
Political parties must prioritise kids' welfare in election manifestos, says Children’s Commissioner
Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has published ‘Guess How Much We Love You: A Manifesto for Children’ ahead of any upcoming General Election. The manifesto calls on Britain’s political parties to include a six-point plan in their election manifestos to transform the life chances for disadvantaged children and to help all of England’s 12 million children to thrive.
Over 1 in 5 children rejected from mental health services in Scotland
The latest waiting time figures have reinforced calls by the Scottish Children's Services Coalition (SCSC) for providers to increase investment in mental health services for children/teenagers, with a focus on prevention and early intervention. With an increasing number of children/teenagers being identified with mental health problems, the SCSC highlight a postcode lottery for access to treatment across the country.