The Good Childhood Report 2018

The Children’s Society, September 2018

The Good Childhood Report 2018 is the seventh in a series of annual ‘state of the nation’ reports on children’s well-being in the UK, born out of a desire to fill the gap in what is known about how children feel about their lives. It finds that one in six (16 per cent) of more than 11,000 children aged 14 surveyed reported self-harming. It looks at the reasons behind the unhappiness which increases the risk of children self-harming. The report urges the Government to make sure that every child can talk to a counsellor in their school.

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Getting on… with life: Baby boomers, mental health and ageing well

Mental Health Foundation, August 2018

This report from the Mental Health Foundation addresses the later life of the Baby Boomer generation, paying special attention to what must be done to safeguard their mental health. This summary gives an overview of the report’s key areas:

  • health and wellbeing,
  • family and relationships, and
  • work, occupation,
  • retirement and financial security.

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Health inequalities: reducing ethnic inequalities

Public Health England, August 2018

This guidance to support local and national action on ethnic inequalities in health provides:

  • a summary of information and data by ethnic group in England
  • examples of practical approaches to address ethnic inequalities in health
  • case studies of local action to address ethnic health inequalities

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International early learning and child well-being study (IELS) in England: Introduction to the research

Department for Education, August 2018

International early learning and child well-being study (IELS) is a study of children’s cognitive and social-emotional development at age 5. The study is being carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2018 for the first time. The research report includes information about England’s participation in the study.

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Promising practices for health and wellbeing at work: A review of the evidence landscape: (RAND RR2409)

RAND Corporation, August 2018

Research demonstrates that the support of wellbeing in the workplace has a positive impact on staff, business and organisations. It includes benefits in terms of reduced absenteeism and presenteeism as well as improved productivity. Whilst the landscape of health and wellbeing interventions is a broad one, it can be difficult to understand ‘what works’: or rather, the confidence which can be placed in a particular intervention that it will have a positive impact on staff health and wellbeing outcomes.

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