Wellbeing for children and young people
7 July 2020
Dr Karen Street, Assistant Officer for Mental Health and Wellbeing, responds to a new BMA report which considers the impact of COVID-19 on mental health.
2 July 2020
The Government today released guidance for the full reopening of schools in England. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, comments.
10 March 2020
A few years ago, I got the chance to speak with young carers about their experiences. Together, we created superhero characters to explain some of the many things that they do—and some other things they would like to do. As the RCPCH’s children and young people’s engagement manager, I get to meet wi...
Children in the UK spend more and more of their lives indoors, and the health impact of the air within our homes and schools must be taken seriously. This report is based on a systematic review of the science of indoor pollution, and conversations with children, young people and families. We make re...
10 January 2020
The College warns that air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to public health in the UK, and that it disproportionately affects children, young people, and more deprived communities. Our calls include the expansion of clean air zones in towns and cities, bringing forward our comm...
Poor outdoor air quality is a major issue in the UK. Air pollution is linked to a variety of health conditions and contributes to a large number of deaths every year. It is also linked to climate change, which itself poses wide-ranging threats to health and wellbeing.
In 2018 we responded to the Department of Health and Social Care consultation on ending the sale of energy drinks to children as part of the ‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action’. We support a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children and young people.
Why good prevention policy means providing the best possible start in life for children and young people
17 October 2019
Our work on prevention is a vital part of our advocacy with policy makers and politicians. In this article Max Davie writes about our response to the green paper on prevention, and why focusing on the early years is so important for children and young people.
10 October 2019
The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has today released an independent report entitled "Time to Change Childhood Obesity". RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner, responds.
13 September 2019
RSPH say banning junk food ads, building parks and transforming active travel are key to success. RCPCH's Dr Max Davie responds.