Student Mental Health: The Role and Experiences of Academics – University of Derby, King’s College London and Student Minds

To understand more about how academics are managing student mental health, this project interviewed 52 academics at five universities. Participants reported large numbers of students experiencing mental health difficulties. A number of the academics interviewed described experiences of student mental illness that

Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK’s universities – Institute for Public Policy Research

Levels of mental illness, mental distress and low wellbeing among students in higher education in the UK are increasing, and are high relative to other sections of the population. This report calls on universities to make the issue a strategic

Transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

This bulletin relates to an investigation into the transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services. A combined community and mental health Trust reported the case of an 18-year-old man who died by suicide shortly after

Young people’s travel – what’s changed and why? – Department for Transport

Department for Transport  research on young people’s travel behaviour to better understand: why young people are driving less than previous generations what the future implications of this are Additional Item

Sources of resilience and their moderating relationships with harms from adverse childhood experiences: Report 1: Mental illness – Public Health Wales

Resilience is the ability to overcome serious hardship. Factors that support resilience include personal skills, positive relationships, community support and cultural connections. The Welsh Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Resilience Survey asked adults about a range of such resilience resources as children and

Government Response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee report on Childhood obesity: Follow-up, Seventh Report of Session 2016-17 – Department of Health

Sets out the government’s response to the conclusions and recommendations in the Health Select Committee’s report Childhood obesity: follow-up.  In the main it it accepts and welcomes the conclusions and recommendations that the Health Select Committee came to.

Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis: Clinical guideline [CG128] – NICE

This guideline covers recognising and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children and young people from birth up to 19 years. It also covers referral. It aims to improve the experience of children, young people and those who care for them. In

Children and young people’s mental health – policy, services, funding and education: (Briefing Paper Number 07196) – House of Commons Library

Mental health problems which begin in childhood and adolescence can have a range of negative impacts on individuals and families, which can continue into adult life unless properly treated. The majority of adult mental health problems begin in childhood, with 50 per cent

Young people and gambling 2017: A research study among 11-16 year olds in Great Britain – Gambling Commission

This report explores the gambling behaviours of young people aged between 11-16 years old in England, Scotland and Wales. It finds: 12% of 11-16 year olds that have gambled in the last week (as at December 2017) 80% of 11-16 year olds

Mental health services for post-16 students in England: (Briefing Paper 8163) – House of Commons Library

House of Commons Library briefing that outlines recent studies on the mental health of students, Government mental health policy for students, support in further and higher education providers, the legal duties of providers and discusses issues raised. It finds that young

Ignoring the alarms: How NHS eating disorder services are failing patients – Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Reports on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s investigation that found that Averil Hart’s death from anorexia would have been avoided if the NHS had cared for her appropriately. It highlights five areas of focus to improve eating disorder services. General Medical

Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper – Department of Health and Department for Education

Outline of the government’s proposals to improve mental health support for children and young people in England.  They propose: Encouraging schools and colleges to designate a mental health lead. Setting up mental health support teams to work in schools. Piloting

A ‘Watershed’ Moment: Why it’s Prime Time to Protect Children from Junk Food Adverts – Obesity Health Alliance

Obesity Health Alliance commissioned the University of Liverpool to analyse the adverts shown during some of the TV shows popular with children in February 2017 to examine how many food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) adverts

Unlocking a different future: An independent evaluation of Project Future – Centre for Mental Health

Project Future has looked at the lived experience of young marginalised men with experience in the criminal justice system, often labelled ‘gang-affiliated’ and who have had poor access to services. It identifies that NHS, local authorities and others should offer

UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report explains what poverty is and what causes it, highlights trends and projections in UK poverty, and makes recommendations for tackling: the high costs driving poverty, including housing poverty in childhood poverty in working age poverty in later life

The Fifteen Steps Challenge: Quality from a patient’s perspective: A children and young people’s toolkit – NHS England

This document, focusing on children and young people, is part of a suite of toolkits for The Fifteen Steps Challenge, which focuses on seeing care through a patient or carer’s eyes, and exploring their first impressions as a measure of the quality

Sport, dance & young people: A systematic review of sport and dance participation in healthy young people (15-24 years) to promote subjective wellbeing – What Works Wellbeing

This report explores the relationship between subjective wellbeing (SWB) and participation in sport or physical activity among healthy people aged 16 to 25. This relationship is studied by analysing data from four large samples: a UK sample from the British

Children’s Voices: A review of evidence on the subjective wellbeing of children involved in gangs in England – Children’s Commissioner

This report brings together the views and perspectives of children who have been involved with gangs. The study gives examples of what it is like to be involved in a gang and how, for some, being in a gang provided

Depression in children and young people: identification and management: Clinical guideline [CG28] – NICE

This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years. Based on the stepped care model, it aims to improve recognition and assessment and promote effective treatments for mild, moderate and severe

Access And Waiting Times In Children And Young People’s Mental Health Services – Education Policy Institute

This report includes the results of a freedom of information request to providers of specialist child and adolescent mental health services to explore access and waiting times for young people.