News in numbers: May/June 2020

A breakdown of community health news this month, in numbers. Download the PDF, here

Mental health charities offer support to frontline

Mind, Samaritans, Shout, Hospice UK and the Royal Foundation (of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) have launched a mental health support service for frontline and key workers.

Scotland: £1m funding for perinatal mental health

New annual funding of up to £1m will be made available to charities from this August, to help the mental wellbeing of new families. 

The ‘profound’ impact on mental health from Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic could have a ‘profound’ and ‘pervasive’ impact on global mental health, now and in the future, warn a total of 24 leading experts on mental health, including neuroscientists, psychologists and public health experts.

Wales: funding doubled for ‘whole school’ mental health projects

The Welsh Government has doubled the funding available to local authorities and local health boards to support the mental health of children and young people.

Intensive care babies have greater risk of mental health problems

Children who spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at birth have a higher risk of mental health issues later, regardless of birthweight.

Pregnant with fear

Catriona Jones, Claire Marshall, Colin Martin and Julie Jomeen discuss a clinical pathway for women with fear of childbirth.

News in numbers: February 2020

A breakdown of community health news this month, in numbers. Download the PDF, here

Scotland: mental illness top cause of millions of staff sick days

Poor mental health is one of the main reasons NHS staff are on sick leave in Scotland, new figures reveal.

Wales: six ways to stop suicide among young people

Public Health Wales (PHW) has highlighted six key ways to prevent deaths by suicide among children and young people.

Young people are saving the world - but is it good for them?

Should we be encouraged by the new wave of passionate young health campaigners, or have adults just let them down? And what can you do to help? Journalist Jo Waters reports.

Big story: down with social media?

The evidence around the ill effects of social media and long periods of screen time is not straightforward, writes journalist Juliette Astrup. She looks at the latest research on how young people can make the most of online positives and blot out the dark side of the internet.

Unlocking the mysteries of adolescent mental health

A £35m government-backed research programme into teenage mental health issues has been announced.

Guilt and shame: just another day at the office

Leaving a new baby to return to work is, for many, the toughest part of becoming a parent. Journalist Helen Bird asks how you can help parents to deal with the emotional toll and face the fear of separation.

News in numbers: December/January

A breakdown of community health news this month, in numbers. Download the PDF, here

Keep on moving: new physical activity guidelines

Journalist Jo Waters outlines the update on the physical activity guidelines, and explains the importance of keeping babies and toddlers active.

Anorexia on the rise in pre-teens

Anorexia diagnoses among pre-teen children in the UK and Ireland have risen markedly, a study suggests.

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