In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found that music therapy can reduce depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems.
Mental health experts have called for the government to make Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) mandatory in all primary and secondary schools.
In the year of his big screen debut, Paddington Bear is asking nurseries and schools across the UK to help raise vital funds for his favourite charity, Action Medical Research, by taking part in its annual Bring your Bear event.
Teachers and schools need professional support to improve their skills and understanding of children’s emotional wellbeing to ensure pupils are able to "meet their potential", according to a leading school-based mental health services provider.
In this guest blog, BJFM editor Robert Mair reports from Allergy UK's GP masterlcass of 2014, which considered the issue of managing paediatric food allergy in primary care.
JFHC editor Penny Hosie recalls the words of Jane Cook at JFHC Live 2013 that "neither religion nor cultural values must ever overide the safety and welfare of a child" in light of the recent Rotherham child abuse report.
Digital editor Richard Hook highlights the importance of the Premier League's new concussion ruling and argues why it needs to be extended to cover contact sports at all levels.
In this guest blog, YoungMinds’ Lucie Russell talks about the charity’s new website that aims to take the fear factor out of mental health medication for young people.
The optimum ‘weaning window’ has a long history of causing
parental anxiety, but even health professionals can become confused over the
variable guidelines on offer. Specialist paediatric allergy dietitian Dr Lisa
Waddell casts light on the latest evidence and recommendations.
Influencing good food choices from an early age and encouraging beneficial eating habits can pay health dividends in the future. Kathy Cowbrough explains the reasons why it's important for children to eat well throughout their development.
Modern technology and modern lifestyles mean that most young people, including children as young as five, have unsupervised access to the internet. While this brings great opportunities for education and entertainment it also carries dangers of exploitation and abuse, warns Barbara Richardson Todd who advises school nurses on some key indicator.
Clinicians and parents are often reluctant to give medication to pre-school children showing symptoms of ADHD, but psychosocial alternatives may provide an answer; Mary Salmon reports