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Children from poorer backgrounds more likely to have mental health problems

13 November 2015

Children whose parents are from poorer backgrounds are more likely to have diagnosable mental health problems, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education and Centre for Mental Health.

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Bullying does not stop in the playground for lesbian, gay and bisexual young people, study finds

9 November 2015

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people are more likely than their heterosexual classmates to be bullied throughout secondary school and into adulthood, according to new research.

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Can racism towards a mum harm her children?

26 August 2015

Racism can have such a negative impact on ethnic minority mothers that the mental trauma can affect their child’s emotional wellbeing, according to a new study.

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Consultation: MCS Age 17 Survey

30 June 2015

CLS is seeking input into the content of the Age 17 Survey of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), scheduled for 2018. Age 17 marks a major transition in the cohort members’ lives and has the potential to be a particularly important and illuminating stage of the study.

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Breaking up is hard to do – separation can harm mother’s self-confidence as a parent

29 June 2015

The mental trauma of separation can damage a mother’s belief in her parenting ability, a new study has found.

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Moving home not necessarily a ‘bad thing’ for youngsters, study finds

27 May 2015

Many parents worry that the disruption of moving home may be harmful to young children, but a new study suggests that this is not necessarily so.

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Personality traits in teenage years influence smoking habits in later life, research suggests

24 March 2015

Conscientious teenagers are less likely to smoke when they become adults, new research has concluded.

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Counting the true cost of childhood psychological problems in adult life

16 March 2015

The long-term impact of poor childhood mental health is believed to be costing the UK a total of £550 billion in lost earnings.

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Well-rounded children set for happiest futures

11 March 2015

Children with well-developed social and emotional skills have a better chance of being happy and healthy adults than those who are just bright, a new study reveals today.

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21st century childhoods may be very different but they still seem largely enjoyable

28 November 2014

Do children born in the UK at the beginning of the new millennium have some reasons to be cheerful? Yes, it appears that they do.

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One in five ‘children of the new century’ obese by age 11

27 November 2014

One in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11, a new study shows.

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Thousands fewer pupils are being bullied, study reveals

17 November 2014

Ten thousand fewer pupils are being bullied every day than 10 years ago, a major new study of secondary school pupils has revealed.

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