Persistent poverty affects one in five UK children

Persistent poverty affects one in five children in the UK, and is associated with poor physical and mental health in early adolescence, suggests research...

One in four UK children have a mother with mental illness say Manchester Researchers

One in four UK children between the ages of 0 and 16 have a mother with a mental illness, according to a team of...

Pizza power fights back against suicide says Salford mental health charity

Pizza power could be the next weapon in the fight against suicide. Salford mental health charity START will be touring building sites in Salford offering...

Generation non mobile-High Rents in our cities are forcing Millennials to stay at home

Higher rents are reducing the financial gains from moving to better paying parts of the country, and mean that young people are less mobile...

Race hate crimes against children reach 3 year high

Race hate crime against children has reached a 3-year high an NPSCC investigation has found. This included crimes against children under one. Childline held 2,617...

Rising self-harm rates suggest financial crisis may have hit middle-aged men hardest according to...

Self-harm in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester. The research...

Personal wellbeing rather than economic growth should be the primary aim of government spending

A group of parliamentarians are calling for a major change of direction: policy should be targeted at the wellbeing of the people and not...

Credit ‘curfews’ are needed to stop people spiraling into debt, according to a new...

Newcastle University researchers say a ban on access to online credit between 11pm and 7am could help protect consumers. Rates of people owing money...

Bury veteran Owen shines a light on suicide for new campaign

A former soldier from Bury is fronting a major new campaign to get more people talking about and confronting the subject of suicide. Owen Dykes,...

Housing associations help people off the dole – report

A new report by the University of Salford has revealed the social housing sector’s significant impact on employment support. Those housing associations which support their...