Children of the new century: Mental health findings from the Millennium Cohort Study

Centre for Mental Health, December 2015

This report from the Centre for Mental Health finds that about one in ten 11-year-olds in the UK has a mental health problem according to parents – or eight percent as reported by teachers. Children from the lowest income families are four times more likely to have mental health problems than those from the highest earning backgrounds.

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Service user experience key to changing Mental Health Act police powers and improving care in a crisis, says new report

Centre for Mental Health, December 2014

This report finds that the use of police powers under the Mental Health Act is a major concern for service users, family carers and professionals alike. It concludes that the use of police powers under the Mental Health Act has to change. In most cases, change could be achieved through better use of existing powers. In all cases, heeding the voices of people who have been detained under these sections is vital to ensure any changes to police powers or their application improve people’s experiences.

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Prioritising Mental Health Research, our Manifesto

Centre for Mental Health, 3 October 2014

The Centre for Mental Health have launched a manifesto setting out what political parties can do to make mental health research a priority during the general election 2015 and in government.

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