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A grim picture: Flood of mental health research published

Increasing mental health referrals, increasing levels of anxiety, and increasing numbers at risk from severe mental health conditions – a range of research published during Children’s Mental Health Week lays bare the scale of the mental health challenge facing young people. Pete Henshaw takes a look









The two sides of the digital divide

Despite the pandemic having brought the stark realities of the digital divide to the nation’s attention, and the roll-out of free laptops, the problem persists and risks getting worse. Pete Henshaw reports




Children's word of the year unveiled

The children’s word of the year for 2021 has been revealed as “anxiety”, reflecting the mental health and wellbeing challenges caused by the pandemic.







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