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Adult mental health

My reflections on speaking at the Hay Festival

Posted on 4 July 2018 by Dr Emma Yhnell

I absolutely love finding new and innovative ways of communicating science to the general public and I have previously taken part in lots of public engagement events. But, being given the chance to speak at the Hay Festival was different to any engagement activity that I have ever taken part in before. I relish any
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Child and adolescent mental health, Mental health and society

New ways of thinking about the mental health and wellbeing of primary school-aged children

Posted on 26 June 2018 by Stephen Jennings

Growing socio-political interest in child and adolescent mental health A broad consensus among research suggests that 10 percent of children and young people in the UK have a clinical-level diagnosable mental health condition such as anxiety or depression. There is a substantial research base which connects poor mental health in children with a range of
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Adult mental health

Better awareness for children’s mental health

Posted on 10 May 2018 by Dr Frances Rice

Many children and young people experience feelings of worry and sadness or have difficulty in concentrating on school work. Occasionally, these difficulties can become persistent and interfere with home life, school work and an ability to make friends. It’s increasingly understood that these sorts of difficulties can develop into mental health problems in later life. 
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