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Covers the raising of disabled children and the parenting of all children by disabled parents and any adapted methods they may use.

Mental illness on campus really is ‘a thing’

Many health professionals are “pathologizing normal life” by failing to recognize that it’s healthy for young people to experience and report negative emotions.

How benefit sanctions push single parents further from work

Parents are often penalised despite seeking work, caught out by unrealistic expectations from jobcentres and poor administration.

Choosing the wrong college can be bad for your mental health

If the overall academic ability of the student body is not taken into consideration, students may end up going to a college where they are more likely to end up feeling down.

Treating depression to economically empower mothers

In one of the largest psychotherapy trials in the world, researchers have found cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is highly effective in helping mothers with perinatal depression get better, and make smarter economic choices.

Improving mental health support for children in the care of the...

We know that the child mental health system is under pressure and that almost half of all children in care have a diagnosable mental health disorder. There are complex policy and practice issues as well as tensions in where responsibility lies in relation to mental health needs of children in the care of the state in the UK.

Is my child depressed? Being moody isn’t a mental illness

If the media coverage is to be believed, we are drowning in a sea of mental illness and mental health issues. Perhaps it’s time for some sober critical analysis.

Kids with autism less likely to be fully vaccinated

Children with autism and their younger siblings are less likely to be fully vaccinated than neurotypical children and their siblings, new research from the US has found.

Animal study hints at link between vitamin D and autism

An animal study published today has found a possible link between the amount of the vitamin in the mother’s diet and her offspring’s behaviour.

Therapy dogs can help reduce student stress, anxiety and improve school...

Research suggests using therapy dogs in response to traumatic events can help reduce symptoms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.

Video: Celebration of International Down Syndrome Day

A carpool karaoke lip sync video in support of World Down Syndrome Day features 50 mums and their children singing along to Christina Perri's multi-platinum selling track, "A Thousand Years".