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Mental health pilot for children with life-limiting conditions

20th February 2024

A charity that supports children with life-limiting conditions and their families is piloting a new project focusing on their mental health. Heartbeat’s psychological youth workers provide support to young patients…

New plans for mental health & suicide prevention launch in Wales

20th February 2024

The Welsh Government has put out two new strategies for consultation today, in a move to broaden the country’s approach to supporting mental health and suicide prevention. The draft strategies centre around…

Hieda jobs round up – February 16, 2024

16th February 2024

Welcome to this week’s jobs round-up, where you can view some of the job vacancies currently available in the world of health. Below are a selection of jobs which will…

Cambridge study says school uniforms may impede child activity

16th February 2024

Children who wear school uniforms may be less physically active, a global study has suggested. Academics from Cambridge University say uniforms might be a “barrier” to activity, with primary-aged girls…

28 family routines which boost your child’s development, according to experts

16th February 2024

Strict bedtimes, family meals and other regular routines could help boost brain development in young children by improving their sleep, a study has found. Researchers discovered that consistent family routines, which also…

Frozen eggs may have been damaged by faulty liquid at London clinic

14th February 2024

More than 100 women who had eggs and embryos frozen at a leading clinic have been told they may have been damaged due to a fault in the freezing process….

Ultra-processed food should be clearly labelled – study

14th February 2024

Ultra-processed foods should be clearly labelled, experts say. Scientists said the warnings were needed as some ultra-processed foods could fall into the “healthy” green category of the “traffic-light” system. This…

Mental health charity praised for animated campaign

13th February 2024

A charity has been recognised for its animated fundraising campaign raising awareness for young people struggling with mental health problems. The video by The Charlie Waller Trust, external, based in Newbury,…

Most employees think it’s OK to talk about mental health at work. Some still don’t do it, survey finds

13th February 2024

World events, work problems, illness, financial issues — there are plenty of unhappy stressors that can harm an employee’s mental health. “People are coming (into work) with a lot more than…

NHS dentist shortages to be tackled with cash incentive

7th February 2024

Dentists who set up practice in areas of England with poor access to NHS care will be offered a £20,000 bonus. The government has also announced higher payments for dentists…