New survey Finds that Depression in British adults has doubled during coronavirus crisis

A recent survey commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) had found that almost 20% of people in the UK have experienced depression during the coronavirus crisis, with female, younger and disabled adults most affected. The dramatic deterioration in the nations’s mental health, according to the survey, has been variously linked to factors includingContinue reading New survey Finds that Depression in British adults has doubled during coronavirus crisis

Kooth research indicates that Covid-19 affects BAME youth mental health more than white peers.

Data from one of the biggest providers of NHS-funded online mental health support shows that the mental wellbeing of children and young people of BAME origin has been affected disproportionately over the last three months compared with their white counterparts. For more information on this research (as reported in the Guardian on June 21st 2020)Continue reading Kooth research indicates that Covid-19 affects BAME youth mental health more than white peers.

#Say Your Peace- using poetry to support young people’s emotional well being

Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola has launched #SayYourPeace, a campaign that encourages young people to use poetry to find comfort and solace during the uncertain times the world faces. A recent survey by mental health charity YoungMinds has shown that more than 80% of young people with a history of mental ill-health haveContinue reading #Say Your Peace- using poetry to support young people’s emotional well being

Hackney’s newsletter outlines support available for young people and children

Hackney has been sending out useful newsletters with information on how to keep our young people safe and healthy. The information below gives details of who to contact if you are worried about the welfare of a child or young person. For concerns about the welfare of a child or young person please contact Hackney’sContinue reading Hackney’s newsletter outlines support available for young people and children