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These are difficult times, for children and adults alike. Schools and colleges closed for the foreseeable future, workplaces relocated and the UK in lockdown, coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an impact on all our lives. It is unprecedented and unsettling. Our physical health might be foremost under the microscope. But don’t forget the toll that such...
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Elections have been all the rage in the UK recently. Most have an impact on us, our work and all those who seek our support. One, however, has the greatest bearing on CPUK and mental health services in general. The election in question is the one that has commanded the fewest column inches. Rather less...
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‘Screen addiction is causing toddlers to lose delicate co-ordination skills such as those needed to tie their shoelaces, new research suggests. A study of 2,400 children found that more screen time was linked to lower scores in “milestone tests” of co-ordination, as well as communication, problem-solving and social skills.’ (Source: Daily Telegraph, 28/01/2019). There have...
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‘Publicising methods of how to take your own life is just as irresponsible as publishing hate videos and terrorism videos. It’s the same thing; it leads to death and it leads to death that is preventable’. Jackie Doyle-Price, Minister for Suicide Prevention (source: Daily Telegraph, 23/12/2018). Jackie Doyle-Price, Britain’s first Minister for Suicide Prevention, has...
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Would cancer be so disregarded? Mental illness is life-threatening also. This is a question asked – and an assertion made – in a powerful and troubling article that we read in the Daily Telegraph this week. The author behind it was the novelist Anne Atkins. It is a question that is asked – and an...
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Since social media became so prevalent, young people’s mental health problems have risen sharply. How sharply? Six-fold, according to a major new study that has just been published. This latest research, which is outlined in the journal Psychological Medicine, tracked trends from 1995 to 2014 and discovered that the number of children and young people...
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Why consult a child psychiatrist? It’s an important question to consider. For you, as parents. For us, as professionals. The answer isn’t straightforward, as the reasons for reaching out can be many. That said, our experience and understanding means that we’re able to make the process as painless as possible. To answer your questions. To...
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The idea that what one wants to happen, can happen. This is hope defined. Quite literally; for this is a meaning that came direct from our office dictionary. Hope is such an important resource for mental health. For those who seek out our help, young people and adults alike, it is often in short supply....
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Time spent reading posts on social media can leave users feeling worse about themselves. – So says Facebook. Letting children use iPhones can lead to an addiction that has negative consequences. -So believe two major investors in Apple, the smartphone manufacturer. Spending too much time online can expose children to ‘significant emotional risk’. -So claims...
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  Quoted in our morning newspaper last week, were figures that did not make for good reading. 60% of children and young people referred for specialist mental healthcare via a GP do not receive treatment (based upon data drawn from 32 NHS Trusts in England). It must be said that to those with knowledge and...
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