Latest Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) News

New online app to help young people more able to speak to their GP about their mental health

Doc Ready is a digital app aimed at ensuring young people confidently take control of what happens when they meet with their doctor and to help them get the most out of their visit.
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New Counselling Service for Women

The Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (WCTS) has been successful in getting funding to increase the provision of long term (up to two years) counselling and therapy to Leeds women.
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BBC News article about introducing mental health screening in schools

In an article for the British Medical Journal, Simon Nicholas Williams argues that screening pupils at that age would mean problems could be diagnosed and treated earlier
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Targeted Mental Health in Schools Project (TaMHS) expands into a further 13 clusters

The Targeted Mental Health in Schools Project (TaMHS) is pleased to announce it is expanding into the remaining clusters (geographically located groups of schools working together) of the city to provide jointly commissioned, early intervention, short term s...
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New self-harm projects at The Market Place

Two new groups Right 2B Safe Young Women and Right 2B Safe Young Men are being run at the city centre drop in The Market Place to support young people who self-harm, are involved in high risk activities and/or have a current safeguarding issue.
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Does racial discrimination affect the mental health of children and young people?

A blog from The Mental Elf which aims to "Keep you up to date with reliable mental health research, policy & guidance"
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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health day is on October 10th every year. It's a chance to consider mental health globally with a range of events.
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FREE Stonewall Youth Volunteering Programme - tackling homophobic bullying and language

Supported by Lloyds Banking Group, The Youth Volunteering Programme is a FREE six month (November 2013 to April 2014) programme for 16-21 year olds of all sexual orientations. It gives you the training and support needed to start campaigning in schools, colleges...
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Watching TV

Excessive TV in childhood linked to long-term antisocial behaviour

Children and adolescents who watch a lot of television are more likely to manifest antisocial and criminal behaviour when they become adults, according to a new University of Otago, New Zealand, study published online in the US journal Pediatrics.
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What professionals should know about eating disorders

An article in The Guardian which covers some key points professionals should know when dealing with a young person living with and recovering from an eating disorder
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