Quarter of Girls at Depressed at 14

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. Researchers from UCL Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool looked at information on more than 10,000 children born in 2000-01 who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study.  Based on the 14-year-olds reporting…Read moreRead more

1 in 4 Children Vulnerable to Social Isolation

About one in four children and young people are vulnerable to social exclusion as a result of disability, mental ill-health and other factors.  Analysis of figures by the Children’s Commissioner for England supports Children’s Quarter’s claim that a quarter of the next generation is being failed. The report by the independent watchdog set up to promote and protect the rights of…Read moreRead more

Self-harm is one of the top causes for hospital admission

Self harm is one of the top five causes for hospital admission:  that is at least 150,000 casualty attendees a year according to a report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  Between 1/4 and 1/3 of young women report self-harming between the ages 15-24. See this article in the Telegraph (more…)