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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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Multiple household debts harmful for poorer children’s mental health, study finds

10 October 2016

Children in low-income families have poorer mental health if their parents are juggling several creditors, according to research based on the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

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Children of depressed mothers more likely to be obese in early middle age, study reveals

28 September 2016

Forty-two-year-olds whose mothers often felt depressed while they were growing up are at greater risk of obesity than their peers, according to findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70).

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Money doesn’t buy happiness for the UK’s millennium generation, study finds

11 August 2016

Children’s wellbeing is not related to their families’ household incomes – but their perceptions of how much they have relative to their friends can have an unexpected effect. A new study from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education found that 11-year-olds who saw themselves as richer than their peers were […]

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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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