Closure risk for children’s mental health services

May 24, 2017 1 comment

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Many NHS mental health facilities for children are facing the prospect of downsizing or closure. In a recently published survey of more than 3,000 mental health workers such as counsellors, psychoanalysts and therapists, 33 per cent claimed their service faced an uncertain future. In the same poll a staggering 84 per cent said that the…

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Thousands of under-fives affected by domestic abuse

May 17, 2017 1 comment

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The number of small children who are affected by domestic abuse has risen sharply according to one charity. Children’s group Buttle UK has claimed that they received 9,909 referrals about youngsters affected by abuse last year, which represents an increase of more than 33 per cent from 2015. Shockingly, as many as 3,384 of these…

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London: UK’s ‘worst city’ for raising a family

May 16, 2017 1 comment

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London is the worst city in the UK to raise a family in, according to new research. The online study ranked 35 major British cities based on a number of criteria which affect day-today family life. These included average salaries, house prices, the quality of local schools, access to parks, and how common burglary is…

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Fathers ‘can help offset postnatal depression’

May 16, 2017 0 comments

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The presence of an involved father in a child’s life can offset the the negative influence of maternal depression, new research suggests. A team from Bar-Ilan University in Israel studied a representative sample of mothers , some married and some cohabiting, who had been assessed for depression. They visisted them at home to observe and…

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Father and daughter reunited after 51 years

May 15, 2017 0 comments

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A London woman has managed to track down her long lost father in Australia after 51 years apart. Katie Bergin’s father, Anthony Brown, was originally from Wrexham but left the town when he joined the armed forces as a 17 year-old. A few years later he had a brief relationship with Bergin’s mother and he…

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Labour lambasts closure of children’s centres

May 11, 2017 3 comments

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn highlighted the closure of children’s centres at the official launch of the party’s general election campaign. The shuttering of more than 1,000 such centres was an example of the Conservative Party’s unfair treatment of working people since the fall of Gordon Brown in 2010, the veteran MP claimed at at an…

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