Press and updates about the challenge

29 July 2019

Fear, survival and adversity: why we need to support healthy child weight management

Gemma Scott, Plymouth City Council In April 2019, Andy Bell tweeted a link to a BBC article ‘Obesity and depression ‘hand-in-hand’ in children’, covering the work of researchers from the University of Liverpool and University College London. The study suggested

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17 May 2019

Southwark’s bold vision for children and young people’s mental health

Cllr Jasmine Ali- Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Adult Social Care As Mental Health Week draws to a close for 2019, the words of a 17 year-old girl I met recently stick out in my mind: “You have to

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13 May 2019

Garden Therapy

Mental Health Champion Cllr Ketan Sheth for Brent Council  Think of the NHS and you will probably picture a hospital, but most of the NHS is in fact in the community. Another image might be money and what on earth

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16 April 2019

Mental Health and NHS Long Term Plan

Mental Health Champion Cllr Ketan Sheth for Brent Council  People who use and work with mental health services will know that for too long, these services have been seen as the ‘poor relation’ of the NHS, both in terms of

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25 February 2019

The Top Five Things Local Authorities Need to Do to Help People with Eating Disorders

Cllr Andrew Gordon, Mental Health Champion for Basildon Council & Hope Virgo, Author and mental health campaigner Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, prevalent in over 7% of the population. The significant and debilitating impact of eating disorders can often be

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