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The pandemic has brought with it not only symptoms of physical illness associated with the coronavirus but also growing concerns around our future mental health. The social and educational impacts of the lockdown, such as home-schooling, home-working, loss of personal...

Speaking to the Foundation for Education Development National Education Summit on 1 March, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: ‘We know much more now about what works best: evidence-backed, traditional teacher-led lessons with children seated facing the expert at the...

Child poverty is on the increase with 5.2 million children expected to be living in poverty by 2022. As part of its Poverty to Flourishing campaign the British Psychological Society’s policy team and the campaign’s...

The Covid Christmas of 2020 brings so much uncertainty and misery, there is an argument it has never been a greater time to indulge in the escapism of Santa. Christmas is a time of magic, where children believe in implausible things, adults (and older children) wish they ...

After exams were cancelled due to Covid-19, the government initially used an algorithm to calculate A-level results based on teacher’s predicted grades as well as a school’s historical performance. This led to A-level results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland being 40...

Camilla Rosan is Head of Early Years Programme, Anna Freud Centre. First, Patrick asks her some questions.

What is the Anna Freud Centre’s interest in inter-parental conflict?

The Anna Freud Centre has always had an interest in family wellbeing...

Government delays in returning children and adolescents to school have been described as a “national disaster” in an open letter endorsed by more than 130 psychologists....

All books are a collaboration. You might not realise it from the name on the cover, but they are the product of a team of people. The unsung heroes are the editors, the proof readers, the family and friends who talk ideas through and read rough drafts, the illustrators, cover...

Last year saw members of the British Psychological Society Senate vote for a Society policy priority area for the first time. The Senate, made up of chairs of Society member networks, chose the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people as the policy campaign...

Schools are becoming ever-more responsible for schooling students in a far wider sense than education. When it comes to mental health we’ve moved from tentative awareness-raising to proactively tackling stigma. We’re empowering the next generation to be unafraid of mental...