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Obesity and emotional problems tend to develop together as children age, new research shows

22 March 2019

High BMI and mental ill-health go increasingly hand-in-hand to present a combined health risk for children from mid-childhood, according to a new study.

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Depression is on the rise among young people, but antisocial behaviour is down, new research shows

28 February 2019

Young people today are more likely to be depressed and to self-harm than they were 10 years ago, but antisocial behaviour and substance use – often thought to go hand-in-hand with mental ill-health – are on the decline.

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Timing of parents’ split matters for children’s mental health, new research reveals

17 January 2019

Children who experience a family break-up in late childhood and early adolescence are more likely to have emotional and behavioural problems than those living with both parents, according to a new study.

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Heavy social media use linked to depression in young teens, new study shows

4 January 2019

Adolescents using social media for three hours or more a day are more likely to show signs of depression at age 14, compared to their peers who use it less often.

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Keeping active could help improve wellbeing for overweight children, research finds

31 October 2018

Overweight and obese children who are physically inactive are more likely to have poor wellbeing than their more active peers who are a similar weight, according to a new study.

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Millennium Cohort Study a vital resource for children’s advocates, explains the Children’s Society in new film

10 October 2018

Childhood and adolescent mental health are the focus of a new short film from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), launched today, World Mental Health Day (10 October 2018).

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June research highlights

1 August 2018

Selected highlights of journal papers and other research published in June using CLS study data.

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Poor mental health is more prevalent among teenage girls from poorer backgrounds, new findings show

19 May 2018

New findings published by CLS during Mental Health Awareness Week have revealed how teenage girls from less well-off families are more likely to experience mental ill-health than their better-off peers.

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November research highlights

12 December 2017

A round-up of selected journal papers and other research published in November using CLS study data.

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Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood background, new study finds

6 November 2017

Findings from cohort studies show that childhood disadvantage is strongly associated with poorer adult mental wellbeing for Generation X.

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One in four girls is depressed at age 14, new study reveals

29 September 2017

New research using the Millennium Cohort Study shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14.

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Exercise can lead to a more satisfied life, new research finds

4 August 2017

People who exercise regularly are more likely to be satisfied with their lives, according to a new study.

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