Best start in life:Promoting good emotional wellbeing and mental health for children and young people

Local Government Association, July 2016

This reports suggests that tackling mental illness in children should begin before they are born, at a time when expectant mothers can suffer mental health problems. The report states that early interactions and experiences directly affect how a child’s brain develops and concludes it is vital that intervention is made at this critical stage to reduce the chances of mental illness developing in children.

Click here to view the report.


Children, Families and Maternity e-bulletin

Department of Health, August 2014

The August edition of the Children, Families and Maternity e-bulletin includes items on Flu leaflets, the Refreshing the NHS Outcomes Framework consultation, the UK Girl Summit, Support for Children and Young People with SEND and the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce.

Click here to view the bulletin.