"Young people felt less control over their own destinies," says the study.
By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent The rise of social media and smartphones is linked to rising psychological problems The mental well-being of teenage girls in England has worsened in recent years, says research for the Department for Education. Researchers highlighted the growing pressure of social media and the near-constant use of mobile phones. The study […]
"Anxiety is the fastest growing illness in under-21s. These things are not a coincidence."
Education & Family Image caption Natasha Devon’s role as mental health champion for schools has been axed less than a year after she was appointed The government’s mental-health champion for schools in England, who criticised the pressure put on children by the current testing regime, has been axed. Natasha Devon who was appointed last August used […]
“They're part of the problem...You cannot apply an adult amount of pressure to a child brain and expect them to cope”
Natasha Davis CREDIT: REX FEATURES Javier Espinoza, Education Editor The Government’s mental health tsar role has been dropped allegedly over her criticism of ‘over testing’ of children. Natasha Devon, who was appointed to the role only last August, had been critical of the current policy drive of more rigorous testing. This comes after thousands of parents took their children […]
The poll found 7% had used or increased their reliance on prescription drugs.
By Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporter Image copyrightThinkstockImage captionTeachers have long complained of a heavy workload One in 10 teachers say they have been prescribed anti-depressant drugs to cope with the pressure of their jobs, says a teachers’ union survey. The NASUWT survey of over 5,000 teachers found 22% had increased their alcohol intake […]