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  • The World is constantly changing for young people

    This year the focus for World Mental Health Day is ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World’. We often forget that young people are at a stage of their lives when significant change is a common occurrence to them.

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  • No more to this ‘pitiful’ investment – A World Mental Health call from our chair

    World Mental Health Day reminds us of the very large number of people who live with distress and anguish for long periods of their lives.

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  • Hetashi Bawa

    Raising Awareness for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    BDD is not something that clinicians always think of, so what are the symptoms that we should be looking out for and what evidence-based treatments can help relieve the symptoms that people experience?

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  • Getting help with parenting makes a difference – at any age

    Parenting interventions for helping children with behavioural problems are just as effective in school age, as in younger children, according to new Oxford University research.

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Reducing mental health problems in schools

    Dr Sophie Browning is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working on whole school approaches to mental health. In this podcast with psychology journalist Jo Carlowe, she discusses an innovative cognitive behavioural therapy approach for reducing anxiety and mental health problems in schools. You can listen to this podcast on SoundCloud or iTunes.

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Harmful Sexual Behaviour

    What might predispose a young person to harming sexually? What are the warning signs? And what does it mean to go beyond criminal justice to a public health approach?

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  • suicide and self-harm quiz

    Quiz: How much do you know about suicide and self-harm?

    Take our quiz and test your knowledge!

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  • Gordon Harold

    Eight new Mental Health Networks announced by UK Research and Innovation

    We’re delighted to be a partner in one of the eight new Mental Health Networks announced by UK Research and Innovation today – The Nurture Network: Promoting Young People’s Mental Health in a Digital World, will be led by our Treasurer and Board Member, Professor Gordon Harold, University of Sussex.

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  • Back to school

    “The government has recognised the need for greater focus on child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, although is yet to provide adequate funding to match its rhetoric or a clear strategy for what in-school intervention would look like. Whilst early preventative programmes can be really useful for young people, I can’t help but think that the newly proposed in-school mental health initiatives might to some extent be treating problems created by the education culture that has been set up.”

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  • How can we identify and treat Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

    Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a mental health condition where a person worries about perceived flaws in their appearance — flaws that are unnoticeable to others, or else appear incredibly slight. It affects people of any age but is most prevalent in teenagers and young adults, and although common, it frequently goes unrecognised or misdiagnosed.

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