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History of violence in young men strongly associated with a higher risk of mental illness

Gang violence cause of high levels of mental disorders," reports BBC online. This headline comes from a study that surveyed more than 4,500 young men in Britain. More than a quarter of these men reported being violent but were not involved in gangs, while 108 (a...
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YoungMinds to kick-start mass movement for change in mental health

YoungMinds, the UK’s leading children and young people’s mental health charity, is kick-starting a mass movement for change that will lead to improved mental health for children and young people across the UK.
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Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) continues to grow

TaMHS has managed to secure further funding to support 13 more clusters in the city on the back of continued effective evaluations and outcomes. The 2 year, match funded, programme will start in the following clusters from September - November 2103:
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Another Study shows link between the natural world and good mental health

Researchers from the University of Essex took data from 5,000 UK households across 17 years and found that those living in a greener area had significantly more positive mental health than those from more 'urban' surroundings.
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Targeted Mental Health in Schools in the Yorkshire Evening Post

Children and young people with mental health needs are set to be given extra support in schools across Leeds. Pupils will be given access to a specialist project which helps to develop their emotional wellbeing and support mental health provision in the classroom.
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Leeds Bereavement Forum has launched its 'Leeds Bereaved Children’s Charter'

The charter outlines effective approaches for dealing with bereaved children. The Forum works to develop and improve bereavement services in Leeds by providing access to up-to-date information, training opportunities, events, conferences and Special Interest ...
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Body Image parent pack and teaching resources available

Developed to align with (Equalities Minister) Lynne Featherstone's campaign on Body Confidence. This campaign looks at the portrayal of people in the media - including the preference for the use of certain body types and its impact on young girls and boys.
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Fast food 'linked to depression'

A Spanish study that looked at how 9,000 people’s consumption of fast food and baked goods found that people who consumed the most fast food and baked good were 37% more likely to become depressed over a six-year period than people with the lowest consumption.
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Time to stop stigmatising mental health problems at school

A headteacher asks: is "mental" the new "gay"? One in ten children between the ages of one and 15 has a mental health disorder so surely it's time to take a serious look at how the language we use stigmatises mental health problems
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Study highlights vulnerable groups more at risk of bullying and that self & parent reporting reduces repeated bullying.

The Department for Children, School and Families commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to analyse the data on bullying from the Longitudinal Survey of Young People in England (LSYPE).
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