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Call to boost school counselling services

By Derren Hayes |

27 February 2018

Council leaders and professional organisations say mental health green paper should prioritise counselling services based in schools

Initiative points way to tackling obesity

By Derren Hayes |

30 January 2018

A healthy eating project in a deprived part of west London is highlighting how councils can help parents and children develop a healthier lifestyle.

A public health approach to tackling violent crime has been credited with cutting the murder rate in Scotland. Experts say the same model should be used in London following a rise in knife crime involving young people.

Plan for closer school-CAMHS ties

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2018

Advocates of closer working between schools and mental health services outline the benefits it can bring.

Leaders back calls from an expert working group for the creation of virtual mental health leads for children in care, but warn they must be sufficiently funded and have the power to ensure provision is put in place.

Local focus on SEND in schools

By Derren Hayes |

28 November 2017

Review shows how councils can improve provision to reduce need for out-of-area residential schools.

The government has recently published the findings of its audit on how the experiences and outcomes of public services differ depending on race and ethnicity.

Community child health in crisis

By Dr Cliona Ni Bhrolchain |

26 September 2017

Paediatrician shortage is causing long waiting times for vulnerable children to access specialist treatment.

Child X reveals crisis in CAMHS

By Professor Sue Bailey |

29 August 2017

The Child X case highlights failures across the mental health system, not just inpatient care, says expert.

Youth mental health champions

By Derren Hayes |

26 July 2017

Teachers are to be trained how to respond to pupils in mental distress under a government initiative