14 August 2019
A paper published in the Lancet finds that, for teenage girls, almost all of the effect of very frequent social media use on wellbeing was due to increased exposure to bullying and reduced sleep and physical exercise. Meanwhile, for teenage boys, the impact on wellbeing appears to be due to other in...
Improvements made but more work to be done, says Britain's largest evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services
11 July 2019
RCPCH President responds to latest National Maternity and Perinatal Audit and says whilst the expansion of perinatal mental health support is particularly welcome, support services are under immense pressure. He urges an immediate moratorium on any further cuts so "pregnant women and their children ...
Mental health proposals could “stop problems escalating” - RCPCH responds to Review of Access Standards
11 March 2019
NHS England has published a Clinical Review of NHS Access Standards. It contains proposals to speed up access to mental health services as well as revised measures for treatment in A&E.
6 March 2019
The Scottish Government has today announced that more than £50 million is to be spent on improving access to mental health services for expectant and new mothers. Officer for Scotland, Professor Steve Turner, responds.
22 February 2019
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today published 2017 data on avoidable deaths.
20 February 2019
The Nuffield Trust and the Association for Young People's Health have today published the first ever international comparison of young people's health measures over time, comparing the UK to 18 other high-income countries. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, responds.
31 January 2019
Today, the Science and Technology Committee releases its latest report, Impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health. Dr Max Davie, RCPCH Officer for Health Promotion, responds.
14 January 2019
The Welsh Government has announced an additional £7.1m of additional funding to protect, improve and support the mental health of children and young people in Wales. Dr David Tuthill, RCPCH Officer for Wales responds.
19 December 2018
Scotland will recruit an additional 80 mental health professionals to work with children and young people, following a £4 million investment.
22 November 2018
Statistics released today by NHS Digital reveal that one in eight children between the ages of five and 19, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental health disorder. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH responds.