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Self-Care For Young People

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, December 09, 2018 -

Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health

 

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Social Media, Young People and Mental Health

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -

This briefing paper offers a brief scan of the latest evidence on the impact of social media on young people's wellbeing, both negative and positive. It seeks to understand what constitutes ‘problematic’ social media use, including addiction, jealousy and 'fear of missing out', as well as looking at how social media can positively impact on wellbeing.


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New Policy Report: Young People With Continence Problems Need Better Support At Secondary School

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -

Researchers from the University of Bristol led a workshop entitled "Continence Problems in Young People. Translating the evidence into designing support materials for schools" which outlined the findings from two research studies.

 

This in-depth qualitative research, the first of its kind in the UK, explored the impacts of continence problems for young people at secondary school and the barriers to their effective management. The study also assessed current awareness, practices and future information needs of school staff.

 

Informed by workshop participants, the findings and implications have now been summarised into this policy report Young people with continence problems need better support at secondary school

 

Contrary to popular belief, continence problems often persist into adolescence.

 

In an average sized secondary school there could be around 30-40 young people affected.

 

Under the Children and Families Act (2014) schools are required to provide appropriate support for children and young people with health problems.

However, the findings indicate that the needs of young people with bladder and bowel issues are not being met.

 

Key points include:

Continence problems are common in young people, but some schools are not complying with their legal duty to make arrangements to support children with a medical condition.

Addressing the challenges starts with educating teachers and other school staff.

Secondary school staff need support to understand their responsibilities and to know how to respond to the unique needs of young people with continence problems.

The statutory guidance from the Department for Education on 'Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions at School' should include guidance for schools on clear and discreet procedures to make disclosing continence problems easier for young people.

Young people with continence problems may need extra time during exams and additional support to catch up with missed parts of lessons.

This requires a national approach to address unequal provision between schools.

 

This report is based upon research led by Dr Carol Joinson, Reader in Developmental Psychology at the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with ERIC – The Children's Bowel and Bladder Charity, which was funded by the Medical Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council.

 

If you would like further information on this research topic, Dr Joinson and Juliette Randall (CEO of ERIC) are happy to discuss the work: carol.joinson@bristol.ac.uk; juliette@eric.org.uk


This research has been welcomed by many organisations in this sector, and Dr Joinson would like to acknowledge the role of ERIC, the Paediatric Continence Forum and Bladder and Bowel UK in informing this work.

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First-1001-Days-of-Second-Decade-Project-Report

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, November 26, 2018 -

A participatory animation project about the first 1001 days of the second decade

Lindsay Starbuck, Youth Participation Coordinator Association for Young People’s Health

 

http://www.youngpeopleshealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/First-1001-days-of-second-decade-project-report-final.pdf?mc_cid=5e9ab846cb&mc_eid=ec330be1b6

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Early Adolescence - Association For Young People's Health

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, November 26, 2018 -

www.youngpeopleshealth.org.uk/1001-days?mc_cid=5e9ab846cb&mc_eid=ec330be1b6

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Youth Mental Health Report In Charts - BBC News

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, November 26, 2018 -

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Supporting Homeless Young People & Families - Association for Young People's Health

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 -

http://www.youngpeopleshealth.org.uk/yphp/homeless


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RSPH - Status of Mind Report

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, September 02, 2018 -

#StatusofMind

RSPH and the Young Health Movement have published a new report examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health

 

The report includes a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental health. YouTube topped the table as the most positive, with Instagram and Snapchat coming out as the most detrimental to young people’s mental health and wellbeing

 

https://t.co/p8YzNcsv14?amp=1


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Obesity, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Primary Schools

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, August 05, 2018 -

Please see the following link for information:


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/obesity-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-in-primary-schools



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Government Response To Consultation On Transforming Children And Young People's Mental Health

Cherylynn Wray - Thursday, July 26, 2018 -

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/728892/government-response-to-consultation-on-transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health.pdf 

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