Poverty leaves people feeling unable to take responsibility for their future – but community programmes can empower young people to take control.
Knife crime incidents are individual tragedies, but rising homicide rates reveal a changing society which is ill at ease.
It is clear nature and nurture are factors in suicidal behaviour. But how they interact now needs to be investigated further.
Homelessness in the UK has been rising for a decade – short term funding may have offered respite, but it won't lead to long term solutions.
Regional deprivation is causing thousands of northerners – especially men – to die young each year.
The education system needs an urgent re-think to give children from disadvantaged backgrounds a better chance in life.
Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
Attacks can have a serious impact on mental health – and contribute to a disturbing negative cycle.
The reasons are complex and varied.
South Africa has made remarkable progress in redressing its historically and mainly race based deprivations but a lot still needs to be done.