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.

Annual conference 2017: insight into the dangers of chronic stress

People regularly working more than 11 hours a day have a likelihood of depression 250% higher than those working fewer hours.

Annual conference 2017: refer early and often to save babies’ lives

Parity of esteem between mental and physical health is key – this was the message impressed upon delegates by David Foreman, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and King’s College London.

Bullying can leave mental health scars

A twin study has provided new evidence of the link between bullying and mental health issues in later life.

Wales: pilot scheme to offer early mental health support in schools

Pupils showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self-harm will receive specialist help at school under a pilot scheme being launched in Wales.

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