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April 2021

Scottish Cycling Develops ‘Trail Therapy’ Mental Health Program

30th April 2021

In 2018, Scottish Cycling’s Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland project ran a successful pilot program to study how mountain biking can be used as part of mental health treatments. Building…

How To Help A Friend Suffering From An Eating Disorder

30th April 2021

The number of young people suffering with eating disorders in the UK has increased exponentially in the last 12 months. The rhetoric around the fact Covid-19 can be even more deadly in…

Eating Disorders in Teens Have ‘Exploded’ in the Pandemic

29th April 2021

April 28, 2021 As a psychologist who cares for adolescents I am well aware of the prevalence of eating disorders among teenagers. Even still, I am stunned by how much…

Care Homes – Islington to compensate sex abuse victims

29th April 2021

Islington Council in London is to spend around £16m compensating victims of child sex abuse. As many as 2,000 people could come forward after being abused in care homes over…

Lockdowns hurt child speech and language skills – report

28th April 2021

There is growing evidence that the past year of lockdowns has had an impact on young children’s language skills, according to research. Data from 50,000 pupils and a survey of…

New child abuse strategy launched in North Ayrshire

27th April 2021

The North Ayrshire Child Sexual Abuse Strategy – the first of its type to be launched in Scotland – sets out the actions North Ayrshire Child Protection Committee will take…

Online abuse: ‘I found out my husband had indecent images’

27th April 2021

People are being urged to spot signs that members of their families are viewing indecent images online. Calls to a confidential helpline to prevent online abuse in the UK have…

The Hunter Foundation and Children in Need pledge £2m to help vulnerable Tayside kids

26th April 2021

BBC Children in Need and The Hunter Foundation have committed £2 million in supporting children in Tayside and East Ayrshire in the care system. The funding will be released in…

Burravoe school gains first in cyber resilience

26th April 2021

Burravoe Primary has become the first school in Shetland to be recognised for the cyber resilience and internet safety skills of its pupils and staff. The school has been given…

Mental health patients ‘missed out on care’ during Covid

26th April 2021

Mental health patients found their conditions deteriorated during the pandemic because the NHS switched from in-person help to support by telephone, video and text messages, new research reveals. Many reported…