Pushed to the brink: a rise in suicide?

The Covid pandemic is sparking fears of a rise in suicide and suicidal behaviour. Journalist Jo Waters asks who are the groups most at risk and how can CPs best support them.

Scotland: new resource to help people experiencing domestic abuse

A new online learning tool has been created for professionals working in sectors such as health, social work and education.

Homelessness: crisis round the corner?

Lockdown, compounded by a deep economic slump, threatens to push thousands of people into homelessness. Journalist Juliette Astrup explores this shifting landscape and asks what happens next.

Siblings of infants who die suddenly run greater risk

Siblings of infants who died suddenly and unexpectedly run 10 times the risk of dying in the same way, suggests a study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

England: charities reveal negative impact of funding cuts and higher demand

Analysis by the UK’s largest children’s charities have revealed the double impact of a ‘toxic cocktail of cuts’, and a ‘soaring demand for help’ due to Covid-19.

The hidden harm of elder abuse

A third of UK citizens think that domestic violence directed towards older people isn’t abuse. That’s why the present lockdown for older people looks increasingly concerning, says Veronica Gray of Hourglass.

Domestic abuse: the danger indoors

Journalist Juliette Astrup explores the worrying surge in domestic abuse during the Covid-19 lockdown and what is being done to address it.

News in numbers: May/June 2020

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

Scotland: minimum alcohol pricing fails to dent underage drinking habits

Minimum unit pricing (MUP) of alcohol has had no impact on under-18s’ drinking habits, say researchers

Wales: extra help for the hidden homeless

A major new campaign to tackle hidden homelessness among young people has been launched by the Welsh Government.

One-to-one: just doing what's right

Meet another of your new vice-presidents… councillor Sara Rowbotham talks to Aviva Attias about her career twists and turns – and her future plans.

The first lesson: resilience

Leading expert in trauma-informed training Sue Penna explains how resilence is the best skill children can learn.

Poverty associated with suicide risk in children and teens

Suicide rates in under-20s are higher in US counties where there is more poverty, researchers have found.

New children's bill: striking back

Lecturer Michelle Moseley looks at the new law in Wales that has put an end to the physical punishment of children.

The health visitor, the ecological approach and the assessment of health need with a focus on the gypsy and traveller community.

Jacqueline Cattenach explores the links between child development and health and cultural factors in this most marginalised of groups.
 

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.

Slipping through the cracks

Luna Williams of the Immigration Advice Service outlines the many challenges asylum-seeking children and families with disabilities face as they go through a ‘flawed’ system.

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