The mental health dividend

Stephanie Waddell of the Early Intervention Foundation says proactive schemes in schools will help vulnerable children, prevent problems in later life and benefit society.

Silent sadness: the truth about paternal PND

Postnatal depression in fathers and the effects on childhood development need urgent attention as too many men are suffering in silence, says health visitor Helen Knapman.

Childhood gambling: betting with their future

New figures reveal the shocking extent of gambling among children. Journalist Phil Harris asks if we need to be more vigilant.

England: animation to help support women with eating disorders

A training animation to help midwives and health visitors support pregnant women and new mothers with eating disorders has been launched.

Global: gaming addiction recognised as a disorder by WHO

Addiction to playing computer games will be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the WHO.

England: call for schools to help children manage social media

Schools should play a larger role in preparing children for social media’s emotional demands as they move into secondary school, England’s children’s commissioner says.

Loneliness: all by myself

Loneliness doesn’t simply hit at Christmas, or solely afflict a certain age group. In fact it’s been called an epidemic that affects all ages, all year round, reports journalist Phil Harris.

Personal resilience

Professor Ivan Robertson explains the importance of resilience for health, work and sustaining performance under pressure.

School nurses say pain has complex causes

School nurses interpret chronic pain in adolescents as a social, physical and psychological phenomenon, a Norwegian study, published in BMC Nursing, has found.

Mental health gap opens up in primary school

A Scottish Government-funded study has found a dramatic mental health inequality gap between the poorest children and their wealthier peers in the first three years of primary school.

Wales: lack of mental health mother and baby unit ‘unacceptable’

A specialist mother and baby unit must be re-established in Wales to help women suffering with mental ill health, a report has concluded.

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