Tag Archive: mental health

Record 420,000 children a month in England treated for mental health problems

23rd May, 2022 7:58 am

Experts say many others are denied help, and ‘relentless’ rise in demand could overwhelm NHS More than 400,000 children and young people a month are being treated for mental health problems – the highest number on record – prompting warnings of an unprecedented crisis in the wellbeing of under-18s. Experts say Covid-19 has seriously exacerbated problems such as anxiety, depression... View Article

Scottish hospitals struggle to handle lockdown surge in mentally ill children

19th January, 2022 1:42 pm

Mentally ill children face being sent to England for treatment as Scottish hospitals are struggling to cope with a surge in disorders such as anorexia and self-harm that emerged during lockdown. Dr Mairi Stark, a paediatrician at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh, said every mental health bed in Scotland was full at the weekend. Distressed... View Article

Covid crisis has left children riddled with anxiety and terrified of germs

14th July, 2021 8:12 am

Pupils are worried about their future due to impact of lockdown school closures and deaths in the family, study finds.   Children are suffering from a range of “Covid-related” anxieties including germ-phobia and a fear of failure, a study has found. The most common mental health problem affecting young people is anxiety, according to a paper published by the National... View Article

Sir Kevan quits over catch-up funding

3rd June, 2021 8:47 am

Our children deserve better than this half-hearted plan Sir Kevan Collins comment from The Times When I was appointed education recovery commissioner in February, I was set a single exam question: what should be done to help children catch up learning lost in the pandemic? During a 40-year career in education, I have been accountable for the performance of hundreds... View Article