Tag Archive: Royal College of Psychiatrists

Record number of young people wait for eating disorder treatment in England

19th August, 2021 7:50 am

A record number of children and young people with a potentially life-threatening eating disorder are waiting for treatment in England, as psychiatrists warn soaring demand is overwhelming services. NHS data analysed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows that while the number of those waiting for urgent and routine treatment has reached record levels during the pandemic, more children and... View Article

Royal College of Psychiatrists warns that Covid pandemic has created a mental health crisis among children

30th June, 2021 11:47 am

Half of teenagers have been left suffering anxiety and trauma in the wake of the Covid lockdowns, a major review has found. A systematic review into the impact of school closures includes UK data on more than 2,000 young people questioned in depth about their feelings and experiences. The research shows that 53 per cent of girls and 44 per cent of boys... View Article