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Taking part in the arts could help build children’s self-esteem, new study finds

30 May 2019

Children who play and listen to music, draw and paint, and read for pleasure tend to have higher levels of self-esteem, new research shows.

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Research round-up – January to March 2019

12 April 2019

Is screen time really behind the rise in teenage mental health problems? How is the ‘sandwich generation’ faring as they care for their ageing parents and their children and grandchildren? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.

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Sociable children tend to have greater emotional resilience in middle age, new study finds

11 April 2019

Children who get on with their peers are more able to cope with stressful events in mid-life, new findings show.

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Generation X may be at greater risk of depression in adulthood than previously thought, new study explains

10 April 2019

Rates of psychological distress increased between mid-adolescence and early adulthood for members of Generation X, according to a new study.

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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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