No health without mental health

#WeActiveChallenge - Leading by Example: Reducing Health Inequalities - Pauline Watts

As we focus this month on the importance of being active and being involved and their importance on both our physical and mental health, let us just pause for a moment and think of the most vulnerable people in the …

Building Resilience in Children and Young People’s and their families – The contribution of School Nursing by Sallyann Sutton

Half of all mental health problems are established by the age of 14 and 75% by early adulthood. 1 in 10 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem and yet accessing support is still a challenge. (Mental …

Building resilience by co-creating content for young people with young people! by Jan Nixon

That’s our core approach on our Rise Above youth campaign when developing engaging content to ensure that it resonates with our core audience. Rise Above is all about helping 11 – 16’s delay or prevent exploratory risky behaviours such as …

Adolescent Mental Health: Resilience - Michael O'Kane

We know that adolescence is a key area for development but that young people can experience many problems, including poor mental health. We also know that mental health doesn’t exist in isolation. There are many situations and  challenges that young …

Positive and Proactive Care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions - Guest Blog by Ben Thomas

In January I wrote about the Government’s plans to reduce the need for restrictive interventions and to promote the use of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). I am pleased to say that on 3 April 2014, Norman Lamb, Care and Support …