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Rise in number of children admitted to A&E for self-harm and mental illnesses

The number of children diagnosed with mental illnesses has more than doubled in five years and cases of intentional self-harm have also surged. Recently published figures show the figure of patients under 18 who went to A&E and were diagnosed with having a m...
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Young people's chance to shape future peer support services

The government has launched a consultation to find out more about young people's experiences of peer support schemes and their views on what works.
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NEW Eat Well Guide - secondary school guide

Public Health England (PHE) regularly reviews dietary recommendations as part of its role in promoting public health. In light of new evidence about our diet and health, particularly revised recommendations on sugars and fibre, a review of The eatwell plate was ...
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Parents and Young People divided when it comes to self-harm

Two new surveys, commissioned by a group of leading UK youth charities, including YoungMinds, suggest that there is a gap in understanding between young people and parents about self-harm and where young people should go for support. YoungMinds, YouthNet/Get ...
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Teachers Are Not Fully Equipped to Tackle Mental Health

Two thirds of teachers feel they lack the appropriate training to help identify mental health issues in pupils according to a new report.
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New self-harm resource: The Truth about Self-Harm

For those of you who would like additional support we offer a half day course: An introduction to working with pupils who self-harm available on the Leeds For Learning site at http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Event/26858
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Children in England near bottom in international happiness table

Eight-year-olds in England are less happy than those in Estonia, Poland and Turkey, a survey suggests, with body image and school identified as areas they are particularly troubled by. England ranked 13th out of 16 countries when it came to children’s life s...
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Figures reveal rise in self-poisoning, with teenage girls most at risk

Figures show the number of 13 to 19-year-olds admitted to emergency departments across England and Wales has risen by around a third in five years.
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Teenage boys are increasingly worried about their body image, research finds

A report on the challenges of being young in modern Britain showed questions about being too fat or not attractive enough were of great concern for youngsters, only behind not having a job or not finishing school
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White Ribbon Education Campaign - Ending Violence Against Women

These resource can be downloaded for free, and are aimed at helping, students, teachers or parents get involved in combating ending VAWG and educating themselves. Each section however forms a specific resource set which the WRC can help you implement.
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