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Mothers’ depression more harmful for children with poor cognitive ability, study finds

9 March 2017

Support for children with emotional and behavioural problems may be more effective if targeted at those with both cognitive difficulties and depressed mothers, new findings suggest.

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Risk of suicidal feelings increases three-fold for victims of childhood abuse, study finds

28 February 2017

Children who experience physical or sexual abuse have three times the odds of having suicidal thoughts at age 45, new research shows.

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Millennials who chose an apprenticeship over university are just as happy with their lives, study finds

26 January 2017

Twenty-somethings who pursued vocational training rather than university report being just as satisfied with their lives, according to new research

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Social inequalities – the report card

11 January 2017

How has the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) aided government understanding of the social inequalities faced by young people today?

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Support for mothers with intellectual impairments may benefit children’s wellbeing

20 December 2016

Mums living with intellectual and developmental disabilities tend to live in poverty, have a chaotic home environment and report poorer mental health during their children’s early years.

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Hyperactive children at higher risk of psychological distress in adulthood, study shows

5 December 2016

Children who are hyperactive are more likely to report poor mental health when they are adults, according to findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS).

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Bereaved children bottle up their feelings, study says

24 November 2016

Children who lose a parent are less likely to talk about their feelings, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

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Childhood bullying linked to use of mental health services in later life

23 November 2016

Child victims of bullying become greater users of mental health services in later life, according to findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS).

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Joining scouts or guides as a child may lower risk of mental illness in adulthood

10 November 2016

Programmes that teach children self-reliance and teamwork may have lifelong benefits for mental health, according to findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS).

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Girls from poorer backgrounds more likely to get their period early, study finds

12 October 2016

Girls from the UK’s poorest families tend to start menstruation early, compared to their peers from the richest backgrounds

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Psychological distress on the rise for younger generations as men feel the strain in middle age

10 October 2016

Generation X suffers poorer mental health in mid-life than the Baby Boomers before them, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

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Children’s mental wellbeing and ill-health: not two sides of the same coin

10 October 2016

In this blog for World Mental Health Day, Dr Praveetha Patalay examines the factors that influence children’s mental illness and wellbeing using the Millennium Cohort Study.

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