Children need a chance to rest and recharge this year more than ever.
Summer programmes should focus on physical activity, socialising, and being creative – not school work.
A new report offers data on mental health in young people.
Child health care remains uneven in South Africa and varies between provinces and districts.
Children’s right to health is paramount: here's what needs to be done to build a child-centred health care system.
California is implementing universal screenings for childhood trauma.
Universal screenings for childhood trauma, like the ones being implemented for California students, may cause more harm than good, a scholar argues.
The effects of childhood trauma can be long-lasting.
California's surgeon general has implemented schoolwide screenings for trauma. A social work professor explains why the rest of the nation should do the same.
Parents' substance use affects children's physical, psychological, cognitive, social and economic well-being, a new review of the research has found.
UK research indicates outcomes for children with mental health problems may have become worse in more recent generations.
Poverty means many kids have to go to school without the right uniform - which can lead to being ostracised.
Education through to the end of high school is a birthright in Australia but many kids are missing out on important parts of that birthright in ways that leave them feeling like losers and outsiders.
South Africa has one of the lowest rates of both parents living with their children in the world.
The diversity of families is one of the important underlying themes of the South African Child Gauge 2018.
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This is what children want from their local areas to live happier and healthier lives.
The community environment clearly has a large influence on child development, but exactly which factors are most important?
Research has started to identify the key factors in creating communities that promote good early childhood development.
Mental well-being should be embedded into education.
Focusing on two determinants of mental health can help pupils prevent issues arising.
Children whose father experiences mental illness are more likely to experience emotional or behavioural problems.
New research has found one in five dads has experienced symptoms of depression and/or anxiety after having children.
Positive education pairs traditional schooling with positive psychology interventions to improve wellbeing.
Positive education pairs the traditional focus of schools on academic achievement with positive psychology interventions to support student wellbeing.
It's widely accepted that young people living in children's homes or foster care are vulnerable to mental illness, but new research shows that social media can actually help.
Canada is one of very few industrialized countries not to have a national school food program.
As Canadian kids head back to school this week, many will be hungry. Lacking fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, they will suffer mood problems, disease and low academic performance.
Simply being exposed to nature can help children better cope with stress.
Exposure to nature plays a positive role in brain development by providing children with opportunities to take risks, discover new things, and be creative.
It takes more than PE lessons to keep kids healthy.
If we want our children to stay healthy, we need to start making it a priority for schools.
ChildLine launched in 1986.
Last year, ChildLine was contacted every 30 minutes by a young person having suicidal thoughts.
Rank schools by pupil wellbeing to tackle mental health ‘crisis’, says former leading head.
Do we really need to introduce a well-being league table to tackle mental health issues in schools?