Childline counselling rises and SATs students are left demoralised

  • May 17th, 2017
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    As mental health awareness week draws to a close, Childline have highlighted the rise in stress related calls from students sitting their exams. May sees the start of SATs, GCSE and A level exams across the country. Pressures of targets, expectations, workload and the natural act of comparing themselves to their peers have […]

Increase in NHS mental health patients treated privately

  • May 4th, 2017
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Mental health Trusts across the UK are becoming increasingly dependable on private hospitals to deliver care to patients. Over five years the NHS spending on private mental health beds went up by 42%. There is a chronic shortage of beds in NHS hospitals, which often means that some patients are placed in private units that […]

Should pupils be taught about mental health?

  • April 12th, 2017
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Recent survey shows a majority of parents want to see their children being taught about mental health. The survey was released to 1,000 parents after the charity Headucation UK launched its campaign, calling for mental health education to be made mandatory. Results showed that four out of five believe that protecting their child’s mental health […]