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Fathers are being urged to open up about mental health with their sons after a survey showed half of teenage boys would be uncomfortable talking about issues including stress, anxiety and depression with them. A poll of 16 to 18-year-olds found many boys and young men would not talk to…
Sheffield Hallam University has become one of the first universities in the country to sign up to the Care Leavers' Covenant, to demonstrate its commitment to support young people who have experienced the care system. The Care Leavers' Covenant is an opportunity for public sector organisations to act as 'corporate…
Supporting this year's Anti-Bullying Week the NSPCC and Child Protection In Sport Unit (CPSU) are providing a webinar that focuses on the theme ‘Power for Good’. This webinar will look at the ways all organisations can empower both adults and children to speak out about bullying and challenge unwanted behaviour…
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said greater access to mental health support is urgently needed to counter a rise in online "bully culture". Ms Davidson has called for "vigorous" government action to tackle the pressures social media can bring to bear, particular on young people. Delivering the Williamson Lecture…
The National Autistic Society Scotland - Moving Forward team, give an insight into how their project supports young autistic people into employment, further education or volunteering opportunities. The Moving Forward project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund until 2017 and provides a flexible and person centred pathway toward employment…
More than half of young people who experience stigma due to mental health problems say their own friends are the ones who bully them. A new poll of more than 2,000 11 to 24-year-olds for the YMCA found 38% felt stigmatised, with more than a third saying it happens at…
There has been a substantial drop in the number of young people with mental health problems who have to be treated in non-specialist wards, a new report revealed. In 2015-16 there were 135 cases where under-18s were treated either in an adult psychiatric ward or a hospital children's ward, down…
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. The sites will be tasked with reducing psychiatric hospital admissions and time spent in hospital, putting an end to…
Bailiffs, utility firms and local councils who chase struggling parents over unpaid debts may be unwittingly inflicting real damage to children's mental health, a charity has warned. The Children's Society (TCS) suggests an estimated 2.4 million children in England and Wales who are living in households with problem debt are…
An EU-backed programme to help 6,000 people recovering from substance misuse and mental health conditions into work has been launched by Welsh Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans. The £7.2 million ‘Out of Work Service’, which has received more than £4.8 million from the European Social Fund,…
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) is running a survey that asks how much of a difference the Care Act has made in the experience of people with care and support needs, and carers. There have been many Care Act surveys, but this one will be the first that specifically seeks…
One in three homeless 16 and 17-year-olds who were working with youth offending teams had been placed in unsafe or unsuitable accommodation. That's according to independent inspectors who have published a new report, 'Accommodation of homeless 16- and 17-year-old children working with youth offending teams'. The report reflects the findings…
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