In Depth

Helping children get a good night's sleep

Getting enough sleep is vital to children and young people's wellbeing, yet research suggests social media and screen-based technology is making this harder. Charlotte Goddard investigates.

NHS Long Term Plan gives young people's mental health a boost

The government's 10-year vision for the NHS sets out key pledges to improve support for children and young people with mental health problems, including investing in crisis and community-based interventions.

Advocate for young minds: Emma Thomas, chief executive, YoungMinds

Derren Hayes talks to Emma Thomas, chief executive of charity YoungMinds.

Immigration health surcharge

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs, examines the impact on young migrants of the increased immigration health surcharge that must be paid when making an immigration application.

Tackling parental alcohol risk

Health visitors are vital for engaging parents about alcohol use and the risks to children, says expert.