In March 2020, as the nation was urged to stay at home and only to leave for essential reasons, our lives were turned upside down. At ONS, most staff moved to homeworking, and those of us with children found ourselves, in common with millions of others, trying to combine childcare and home-schooling with working in new ways. Here Tim Vizard looks back over the impact we’ve seen the pandemic having on people’s lives.Read more on Exploring the changing impact of COVID-19 on our lives
Today, NHS Digital – in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics, NatCen Social Research, University of Cambridge and University…Read more on Mental Health of Children and Young People in the Pandemic
The possible effects of screen time and social media on children’s mental health are much in the news at the moment. But the mental health of the youngest in our society is complex and can be affected by many factors. To mark Children’s Mental Health Week and Time To Talk Day, Tim Vizard explains how ONS is working to improve the evidence base.Read more on Children’s Mental Health: Understanding the issues
One in eight children and young people in England now experience difficulties with their mental health . The figures are contained in new estimates by NHS Digital in collaboration with ONS and NatCen Social Research. Tim Vizard summarises the findings.Read more on Mental health disorders among the young continue to increase
In February we marked Children’s Mental Health Week – a week dedicated to equipping children with the tools to maintain good…Read more on Mental Health – how are children and young people affected?