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A 21 year-old man has been jailed for life for the murder of a youth worker who was stabbed to death after an armed gang deliberately crashed into his car. Kwabena Nelson, 22, a popular youth worker from a large loving family, died after he was ambushed in a "inhuman,…
A charity is calling for greater access to respite support after it emerged that 72% of Britain's 700,000 young carers feel lonely and isolated during the summer holidays. Research by the Action for Children and Carers Trust found that 47% of those under 18 acting as carers spend more than…
Hundreds of new mental health workers will be trained up and introduced to schools from next year to help boost young people's wellbeing. Seven universities and colleges will offer education mental health practitioner courses from January under Government plans. The first teams of trained specialists will begin working at schools…
Young people with mental disorders are being let down by under-ambitious NHS treatment targets, experts have warned as they shunned the "snowflake generation" label. Researchers claimed adolescents and students are not more emotionally brittle than their parents, instead "more likely to talk about anxieties and worries". Consultant psychiatrist Dr Rachel…
A council worker has embraced his new-found fame as Harry Kane's doppelganger. Danny McLaughlin says he gets stopped in the street by people mistaking him for the England footballer and has even missed trains because 'fans' are begging him for a picture. The 26-year-old, who lives in West London, told…
Neglect in older children is often going unnoticed, leaving youngsters at risk of slipping through the cracks, a report warns. It suggests that agencies can see neglected older youngsters as the problem, rather than looking at what may be causing their behaviour. The joint report, published by a group of…
Children's mental health services will need to expand significantly to cope with the growing problems faced by young people, the head of the NHS in England has said. Simon Stevens said higher rates of mental illness combined with a greater willingness of people coming forward with problems meant there would…
Concerns have been raised about suicide among university students as new figures show rates are higher than they were a decade ago. Data released for the first time by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also indicates significantly higher suicide rates for male students than their female peers. Campaigners said…
Two teenage moped riders have each been jailed for more than 20 years after stabbing a charity youth worker to death during a violent robbery spree. Nathan Gilmaney, 19, and Troy Thomas, 18, tried to rob as many people as possible, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake on…
Two teenagers have been jailed over the fatal stabbing of a youth worker who confronted a group of drug dealers outside his home. Omid Saidy (pictured) was knifed in the neck after he chased two teenagers from outside his house near Parsons Green, south-west London. The 20-year-old had gone after…
Young people are experiencing a "double epidemic" of obesity and mental health problems, the head of NHS England has warned. Chief executive Simon Stevens (pictured) said the issues were key priorities as the health service, which is marking its 70th year, looks to the future. But he said technology companies…
Researchers in Glasgow have developed a new online tool to help identify young people with emerging signs of mental health problems, such as psychosis. Nearly one third of the participants using the screening tool, which was created by researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, were…
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