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Mental Health

School nursing intervention for COVID-19-related mental health issues in the school health office

To better understand the impact and risk factors of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the mental, physical, and social health of children and adolescents, a literature search was performed....

Fostering resilience

‘The roots of individual differences [in resilience] lie in innate temperament, which is very strongly influenced by genetics…But genes do not wholly determine how robust a personality an individual...

School counselling: The evidence for what works

In 2016, a team led by the University of Roehampton, with the National Children's Bureau, the universities of Manchester and Sheffield, the London School of Economics, Metanoia Institute (London), and...

Online safety: The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children in the UK

Schools have an important role to play in internet safety. The Internet Matters (2020) survey of 1000 teachers in the UK was published in September 2020. The results of this survey showed that over...

Examining interventions to improve young deaf people's mental health: a search for evidence

Over 5% of the world's population experience disabling hearing loss, which will affect one in ten people by 2050 (World Health Organization, 2019b). According to the World Federation of the Deaf...

Should COVID-19 be considered an adverse child experience?

Although it is now widely held that there are 10 main categories of ACEs (Public Health Scotland, 2020), this list has changed through the years. The types of ACEs have changed from the impact of...

Enhancing mental health literacy in schools through staff training: An integrative review

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2020) in the United States, 9.4% of children aged 2–17 years have been diagnosed with ADHD. Among children aged 3–17 years, 7.4% have...

Behaviour: Promoting inclusion using a trauma-informed approach

Trauma rewires the brain. When we are in danger our thinking, speaking brains shut down and we go into fight, flight, freeze or faint mode. When that happens repeatedly or continuously this can end up...

Crohn's and colitis: New research offers insights into caring for young people

‘Typically, consultations do not address young people's feelings, mental health, or the challenges that IBD symptoms can create for sustaining friendships and connectedness. … our study reveals the...

#SayTheWords: Supporting grieving children

Childhood Bereavement Network: Growing in Grief Awareness:

Children, dying parents and COVID-19

‘… we call upon all professionals and organisations providing care to dying patients to ensure that children's rights are recognised and protected.’ .

Young carers: ‘You are not alone’

‘I was adopted at the age of 4 years and that was when my caring role began, I cared for my mum who had a stroke (she was paralysed down her left side) a few years before my parents adopted me.’ .

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