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What Does It Take For A Child To Get Help With Their Mental Health?

Our new report published today lays bare the scale and severity of the UK’s Youth Mental health crisis, showing that children in desperate need are being refused help. One young person was told a suicide attempt was ‘not serious enough’ for them to access support and another to put their ‘chin up’. Our report, published with …

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Oracy: Why I left the Speaking Up For Speaking event buzzing

Events in the Commons’ committee rooms invariably concern important issues, but are sometimes a little…. stuffy. Our recent event with Emma Hardy MP-  “#speakingup”  was different, and there are five main reasons I thought it was both unique and successful. It’d be great to see more events following these principles. 1. The fantastic speakers included …

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From Ivory Tower to Parliament, and back again? : A review of key insights on academic-policy engagement from the LSE Impact Blog

The questions of: should academics seek to shape policy with their research? If so, how? – have been intensely debated. While not all research is suited to this type of engagement, in the context of social scientific research and UK policy-making, academic-policy engagement is often desirable to both sides: policy circles extol ‘evidence-based policy-making’, and …

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