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The number of students seeking help for mental ill-health has increased by nearly 50% in the past four years, according to new figures. NUS Scotland described the 47% rise in those trying to access mental health support services in the four years to 2014/15 as "incredibly worrying". The union has…
Young adults in Britain are more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have attended higher education (college and university), new research has found. The study, which was led by a team of researchers from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, aimed to examine…
Rising numbers of young people are seeking help for worries about exam stress, according to ChildLine. Figures show that that the charity conducted 3,077 counselling sessions about the issue in the last year - up 9% on 2014/15. In addition, youngsters took part in 1,127 counselling sessions about exam stress…
The Public Health Agency (PHA), in partnership with Action Mental Health (AMH), is encouraging participation in a new programme which focuses on raising awareness of mental and emotional health and wellbeing in Northern Ireland. Mindset is a mental and emotional health and wellbeing awareness programme open to groups of both…
The mental health champion for schools, who criticised the pressure put on young people by the rigorous testing culture, has been axed. Natasha Devon, who was appointed to the role last August, also voiced concern about anxiety caused to students by debt. The Department for Education (DfE) strongly denied the…
Health services and councils are often failing to provide support for children with mental health issues in social care, MPs have found. A report by the Commons Education Committee found a "significant number" of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are turning away vulnerable young people for not meeting…
Scotland’s care experienced young people are to have a bigger say in the decisions that affect their lives thanks to a funding boost of £2 million. The money will be used to set up and support a number of trail blazing ‘Champions Boards’ across Scotland. Champions Boards will provide a…
The CentreForum Think Tank have published their first report on children and young people’s mental health. Their new research has revealed the problems young people face when trying to access mental health care. Services turn away, on average, nearly a quarter (23%) of children and teenagers referred to them by…
Hip-hop artists Tupac and Eminem are among the most iconic music artists of the past two decades, and as Dr Akeem Sule and Dr Becky Inkster, co-founders of HIP-HOP-PSYCH, write, their lyrics can provide a valuable insight into the lives of some of the people most at risk of developing…
The Government is being urged to investigate the under-reporting of the deaths of children and adolescents in mental health units. Charity Inquest, which represents bereaved families, is demanding a statutory notification when such a death occurs. Its research suggests that since 2010 at least nine youngsters died in England, while…
The number of under-16s admitted to hospital in England for self-harming has increased by 76% in the last five years, according to new statistics. Data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre obtained by The New Day shows that the number has soared from 6,882 in 2009/10 to 12,119…
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has kicked off a campaign to stop cuts to youth services. He is fighting Government proposals to slash resources for children through the Rio Ferdinand Foundation, which supports thousands of teenagers in Manchester and London. The 37-year-old, who grew up on a council estate in…

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