NCPS | Mental Health

No Child Left Behind: Why every child needs access to the right kind of support for them

As the school bells ring again to signal the start of a new academic year, for many children and young people in the UK, this doesn't symbolise the anticipated return to a familiar routine. Instead, i...

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How your environment affects your mental health

Lots of factors contribute to poor mental health. Genetics, personal history, diet, lifestyle…all of these play a part. However, when trying to parse the causes of our mental health struggles, many of...

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Music and Mental Health

Many of us love music, but did you realise that it’s good for your mental health? It’s true! Researchers have found that dopamine levels increase in the brain when people listen to music that they enj...

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Brain Awareness Day - Why is brain awareness important?

It’s not long now until Brain Awareness Day. Co-ordinated by the Dana Initiative, Brain Awareness Day is designed to promote public awareness of the importance of research into the human brain. Every ...

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Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day is nearly upon us! This is a fantastic initiative, which encourages everyone to sit down and have a chat about mental health. We’re getting better, as a society, at talking about the ...

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Earlier school start times may increase risk of adolescent depression and anxiety

Led by University of Rochester Medical Centre clinical assistant professor in Psychiatry Jack Peltz, Ph.D., the study, recently published in Sleep Health, not only reinforces the theorized link betwee...

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