In Depth

Mental Health in Schools: Special Report

As children's mental health needs increase, schools, charities and councils are working to develop new ways of supporting pupils' wellbeing through the curriculum and improve therapeutic interventions.

Mental Health in Schools: Policy context

For the past decade, policymakers have focused on using schools as a key setting to improve children and young people's mental health.

Positive action to cut childhood obesity

Public health expert outlines the wide holistic preventative approach Leeds Council has taken to reverse obesity rates in young children.

Guide to measure loneliness

Feeling lonely can harm children's wellbeing, so a new guide aims to help charities identify the problem.

School mental health pilots

New school-based teams and practitioners aim to provide mental health support to pupils earlier.