Asked who is to “blame” for children falling behind, most parents blame “the pandemic” rather than the Government.
Posts Tagged: Mental Health
The issue deeply affects hundreds of thousands of people a year, across every constituency, every local authority, every city and town.
Nick Faith: The UK is well placed to emerge from the pandemic in a stronger position over time. Here’s how we do it.
The National Prosperity Plan has five core areas to boost the country’s economic recovery and future.
Robert Ede and Sean Phillips: The Government faces an election run-up monopolised by reports of NHS waiting times and delays
The third in a mini-series of articles on ConHome this week about healthcare after Covid.
“Investing in our youngest children will have a transformational impact,” says the former cabinet minister, as a review she leads publishes its plan.
Such a move could empower service users whilst helping provide the savings the Treasury need to make meaningful reform sustainable.
Christopher Snowdon: To reduce problem gambling effectively, use targeted measures – not blanket bans
Offering help to those who need it is a far more constructive and effective approach than hitting all gamblers with bans and restrictions.
It’s disgraceful that somewhere between 15 and 20 per cent of our young people may be “functionally illiterate” when they leave school.
Neil O’Brien: The NHS and jobs. Family and community. Indispensable means of boosting our mental health.
It’s welcome that we’re investing much more in services. But we need to tackle the causes too.
Garvan Walshe: We can be sure that those who have been vaccinated won’t die of Covid. So the case for lockdowns is vanishing fast.
It’s one thing to endure them to prevent people dying, and for a relatively short period of time; quite another because we might return to this situation.
Paul Ratner: My obsessive compulsive disorder story. The £100 billion plus cost of poor mental health. And what Ministers should do.
Lockdown has heightened OCD sufferers’ symptoms and hampered their treatment. There is a fierce urgency for innovation.
From extra tutors and greater at-home learning to more support for mental health issues and troubled families, ministers must act now.
Philippa Stroud: So you wanted an impact assessment of the effects of lockdown, restrictions – and of Covid itself? Here it is.
The Legatum Institute has this week published a methodology for one. We don’t claim that it has all the answers, but it does offer a guide to hard policy choices.
Radical: Keira Bell’s case is a national scandal. It should have never taken a court hearing to halt the harm of children.
Many concerns have been raised about the practices of the Gender Identity Development Service. But too often these have been shouted down.
Richard Holden: This first Johnson year demanded tough short-term decisions. The coming second will demand tough long-term ones.
The towns of the North East, left behind for generations by Labour, will need to see their Conservative MPs forging a durable path to a future.