Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
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.
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).
Children who lose a parent are less likely to talk about their feelings, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
Child victims of bullying become greater users of mental health services in later life, according to findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS).
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).
Girls from the UK’s poorest families tend to start menstruation early, compared to their peers from the richest backgrounds
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).
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.
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).
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).
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 […]
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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