Mental health

  • Sports stars back project to help Greater Manchester kids stay mentally healthy

    By Jonathan Swift on March 14, 2018
    One in ten children experience a mental health difficulty and now Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the body overseeing the devolution of the area’s health and social care budget is launching a rapid schools pilot, with the help of world-class athletes, to support the emotional wellbeing of pupils. Over 30 schools across Greater Manchester will be the first […]
  • LGA responds to CQC report on children’s mental health

    By Jonathan Swift on March 8, 2018
    Responding to a report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on children and young people’s mental health needs, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said: “Action to tackle the crisis in children and young people’s mental health is long overdue and this report reinforces the urgent need to support children and families […]
  • Government urged to back Childline as mental health concerns increase

    By Jonathan Swift on January 22, 2018
    Childline counselling sessions about mental health issues peaked at 101,454 last year, as stagnant funding from Government prompts call to action. The number of children seeking help from the NSPCC-run service specifically for mental and emotional health, self-harm or suicidal thoughts and feelings rose 12%. The NSPCC is calling on Government to increase the amount of funding it gives to […]
  • British schools at breaking point due to funding issues

    By Jonathan Swift on January 16, 2018
    Redundancies, disputes and long-term sickness are amongst the list of worries affecting the mental health and wellbeing of school leaders and teaching staff across the UK. According to a survey of 500 school workers, which was commissioned by leading Cheshire law firm SAS Daniels, British schools are under increasing strain from HR and employment issues. In some cases, staff reported […]
  • Study of over 17,000 students reveals endemic mental health crisis

    By Jonathan Swift on October 10, 2017
    Dig-In, the leading student brand-engagement platform, in collaboration with mental healthcare provider The Insight Network, has today released initial findings from one of the world’s largest-ever student mental health surveys, questioning more than 17,000 students from 130 universities across England, Scotland and Wales. The results will go on to form the basis of an in-depth whitepaper examining the scale of […]