Mental health

Child mental health clinicians promote mental wellbeing and work with children and families with mental health difficulties. Find out more about this sub-specialty.

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Meeting the mental health needs of children and young people in acute hospitals: these patients are all our patients

The pandemic has exacerbated already existing pressures on services caring for children and young people presenting with mental ill health. Regardless of where children and young people present to care or what their specific health needs are, we must work together to ensure they receive the highest ...
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RCPCH responds to sharp rise in rates of obesity in young children

NHS Digital today announced new figures showing a significant increase in obesity rates among primary-aged children. Obesity rates in both reception-aged and year 6 schoolchildren increased by around 4.5 percentage points between 2019-20 and 2020-21.