Manchester led study reveals impact of suicide on family and friends

A study published today reveals over a third of those bereaved by suicide considered taking their own life, highlighting their acute need for more...

How personality affects who follows COVID-19 rules

Individual personality traits make people up to a third more likely to adopt guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, a new study...

Dieting and weight worries on rise in teens

Significantly higher numbers of Generation Z boys and girls in the UK are dieting to lose weight, and are likely to overestimate their own...

78 per cent of social care staff in the North West paid less than...

Labour has renewed its demands for the Government to publish a plan for all social care workers to be paid the real Living Wage,...

2.5m people facing financial crisis due to pandemic say debt charity

2.5 million people are facing a financial crisis due to the impacts of coronavirus. The number of people whose income has been affected negatively...

Innovative Manchester research will provide unprecedented insight into drugs habits and trends

Manchester Metropolitan University is leading on a wide-ranging research project designed to provide unprecedented insight into the region’s drug use trends. The GM TRENDS...

Report calls for investment in digital tech to support unpaid carers in lockdown

A new report launched this week urges local authorities to invest in digital technology to support unpaid carers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Caring during...

Children hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic are regressing in basic skills and learning

Ofsted’s second report into the impact of the pandemic finds that children who were hardest hit by school closures and restrictions have regressed in...

Research confirms link between food poverty, increased physical and mental distress, and higher BMI

New research shows that people who have experienced food poverty are more likely to live with obesity, as well as suffering increased levels of...

Social renters 14 times more likely than homeowners to be victims of alcohol-related domestic...

Minimum alcohol pricing would “disproportionately benefit” poorer households after analysis revealed social renters were more than 14 times more likely to be victims of...