Public Health England (PHE), in partnership with the NHS, launched Every Mind Matters this week to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.
It is increasingly recognised that taking care of our mental health is as important as maintaining good physical health. A new PHE survey reveals more than 8 in ten (83%) people have experienced early signs of poor mental health including feeling anxious, stressed, having low mood or trouble sleeping in the last 12 months. While these can be a natural response to life’s challenges, they can become more serious if people don’t take action, and many wait too long.
Things about childhood obesity...
click here. There are some truly shocking facts such as each week 738 children, enough to fill 13 school buses, are admitted to hospital to have teeth removed due to decay. Until recently type 2 diabetes was considered an adult disease. The first cases of the condition were reported in children [8 cases] in England in 2000. Today there are over 100 new diagnoses each year and over 700 children living with the condition.
The new season at University of Sheffield Concerts kicks off on 17th October with multi-award winning fiddler, composer and producer Aidan O'Rourke (Lau) and Mercury Prize nominee pianist Kit Downes, they will be performing from their latest album 365:Volume Two. Bold, tender, full of old truths and distilled modern wit, their music is built on the beauty of the miniature. Both the album and this concert are a collaboration between artists steeped in tradition but constantly breaking new ground. There a wide variety of musical events at the University which you can enjoy.
Things about gaming addiction...
The new Centre for Internet and Gaming Disorders launches at the same time as the children and young person’s gambling addiction service goes live. The service will be hosted by the Central and North West London mental health trust and be located alongside the National Problem Gambling Clinic.
Things about children's wellbeing...
In a research report from Dept of Education, 'State of the nation 2019: children and young people’s wellbeing' the headline messages are:
- The majority of children and young people are happy with their lives, but it remains the case that many are not.
- Age is consistently associated with decreasing wellbeing in children and young people as they get older.
- Looking at only average wellbeing may mask important differences in the experiences of different groups of children and young people, at different times in their lives
- In their focus on psychological health in teenage girls they found that bullying, including online bullying, had the strongest association with their psychological health.
University Challenge Star and the UK’s best-known Maths teacher, Bobby Seagull, becomes a CILIP Library Champion with the launch of his 10-point Manifesto for Libraries. This manifesto includes:
Implement the recommendations of the independent Topol Review to enable librarians and knowledge specialists to transform evidence-based healthcare;You can see the range of services we offer to help you in your work on our website
It is so miserable outside that I think a comfort food recipe is called for - but one that is relatively healthy! Pork & apple stew with parsley & thyme dumplings