'childrens mental health' blog posts:
4 Dec 2013
Fundraising for YoungMinds: St Joseph's Academy
Thanks to all you wonderful students at St Joseph’s Academy, and to Mr Shepherd for making it all happen!
26 Nov 2013
Children need greater protection from child sexual exploitation
Children are still falling prey to sexual predators despite the heightened awareness around child sexual exploitation, a report by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner has found.
28 Oct 2013
Launch of Uk’s First Self-Advocacy App for children and young people
‘Mind Of My Own’ (MOMO) is a new app for young people in and leaving care, launched in support of National Care Leavers Week 2013, on 29th October 2013 at the Access All Areas Conference in central London.
28 Aug 2013
More family meals and less TV ‘make children happier’
A study published today by the government agency, Public Health England has raised concerns that excessive ‘screen-time’ – more than four hours a day is linked to anxiety and depression.
22 Aug 2013
Parent-led anxiety treatment could improve children’s lives
A new study conducted by the University of Reading has found that training parents in applying Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) may be an efficient and effective way of treating childhood anxiety disorders.
30 Jul 2013
Supporting children with mental health disorders
Roger Catchpole our Training and Development Manager recently did a live webchat with the Times Education Supplement talking about 'Supporting children with mental health disorders'
6 Jun 2013
YoungMinds: suicide attempts in young people
YoungMinds is sorry to see the news about Paris Jackson’s reported suicide attempts, and equally sorry to see the sensationalist media coverage of such a sensitive subject.
21 May 2013
Report from Centre for Mental Health on girls in gangs
The Centre for Mental Health has today released a report into why girls join gangs. The report ‘A need to belong: What leads girls to join gangs’ is the result of an international review of literature on the subject and analysis of data collected on 8,000
15 May 2013
Top tips for parents concerned about children's exam stress
Exam times are one of the peak periods for the helpline with parents contacting us concerned about exam stress on their child. Today YoungMinds are releasing some top tips for parents/carers who are concerned about exam stress and the child.
13 May 2013
YoungMinds on ITV Daybreak talking depression
Sarah Brennan, YoungMinds Chief Executive, and Bethany, a YoungMinds Young Advisor, appeared on ITV Daybreak this morning on the sofa with Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones talking about teenage depression.