A survey published today by NHS Digital found one in six children in England had a probable mental disorder in 2021 – a similar rate to 2020 but an increase from one in nine in 20171. Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2021 showed that among six to 16-year-olds, the proportion […]
Archives for September 2021
Optimising the health-care experiences of babies, children, and young people
New 2021 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines aim to optimise the healthcare experiences of these populations and ultimately improve their health outcomes and wellbeing. Children’s and young people’s views are too often missing from discussions about their care. This new guidance is particularly important because children and young people are […]
Back to school – how can parents best help children deal with COVID anxiety?
As children return to school this year – the third academic year to be affected by COVID – many parents, carers and teaching staff are worried about their safety from infection. They will also be concerned about the impact the pandemic has had on their academic progress and their mental health. For children, the […]