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Pressure to be ‘perfect’ causes mental health issues for teenage girls, research shows

Pressure from schools and families to live up to society’s expectations of the “ideal” girl and be “good” causes mental health issues in teenage girls, a study shows. Cultures in schools and at home contribute to anxiety in girls from all backgrounds, researchers have found.

Pressure to achieve high grades, be popular and beautiful, and participate in extra-curricular activities can lead to...

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Thousands of teenagers missing out on Child Trust Fund cash

Teenagers are being urged by HMRC to check if they have a pot of money waiting for them in a Child Trust Fund.

From: HM Revenue & Customs , HM Treasury , and John Glen MP

Published 7 September 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is today urging young people to check if they have a hidden pot of gold – in the shape of a Child Trust Fund (CTF).

It is now...

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Better mental health and wellbeing support for young people

Experts agree long term commitment to prioritising mental health and wellbeing support in education within recovery plans

From: Department for Education , Vicky Ford MP , and Michelle Donelan MP

Published14 July 2021

A coalition of health and education experts have committed to making mental health and wellbeing a central part of education recovery plans in...

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PARENTS REVEAL HOW TECH HAS HELPED THEIR KIDS THROUGH LOCKDOWN - BUT ADMIT IT’S COME AT A PRICE

PARENTS REVEAL HOW TECH HAS HELPED THEIR KIDS THROUGH LOCKDOWN - BUT ADMIT IT’S COME AT A PRICE, NEW REPORT REVEALS

  • Internet Matters launches a new report - From Survive to Thrive: Supporting digital family life after lockdown - giving a unique view into how the family relationship with technology has changed through the ups and downs of lockdown
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