Children & Young People


We know that mental health problems around pregnancy and in childhood make people's lives harder and cost the economy a great deal of money.

We're finding ways to fix this, including improving perinatal mental health services and establishing parenting programmes.

Youth justice

Youth justice

Children who end up in custody have multiple needs, many of which go unrecognised and unmet. We've developed a new approach to fix this.

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Mental health during and after pregnancy

Mental health during and after pregnancy

Perinatal mental health problems have a long-term cost of £8.1 billion for each year of births in the UK.

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Parenting programmes

Parenting programmes

Around 5% of children have conduct disorder. Parenting programmes are really effective at helping these families to improve their lives and futures.

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Investing in children's mental health

Investing in children's mental health

There is a wide range of interventions that not only improve children's mental health but also lead to substantial economic benefits including future savings in public spending.

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The economic case for treating childhood behavioural problems

The economic case for treating childhood behavioural problems

The benefits of tested interventions far outweigh the costs and have a life-long impact on the children, families and society.

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Gangs

Gangs

Gang involvement seriously damages young lives. We are researching the impact of a radical new approach to engaging young people involved in gang-related activity.

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