September 2004

New National Service Framework for children

16 September 2004

John Reid’s speech contains all the usual buzzwords: integrated approach, early assessment, child centred, needs led. But my favourite is: no extra money. Oh no, sorry, that isn’t the exact […]

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Study reports decline in mental health of teenagers

13 September 2004

“…the chances that 15-year-olds will have behavioural problems such as lying, stealing and being disobedient, have more than doubled. The rate of emotional problems such as anxiety and depression has […]

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Writing a diary is bad for you

10 September 2004

I hope it’s not true. Please don’t let it be true. My last friend in the world. I can’t tell my secrets to real people, they might judge me! > […]

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What causes more deaths than all wars and homocides?

8 September 2004

The sobering answer is suicide. This report from the World Health Organization argues that this human toll is largely avoidable. Whether this is true or not, there are certainly some […]

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My imaginary friend

7 September 2004

Research has shown that it isn’t such a bad thing for children to have imaginary friends or hear voices. While these are indicators of possible dysfunction in adults, it seems […]

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Monday fillers

6 September 2004

Couple of little filler stories today: one about how people have their best ideas just before they go to sleep. This has been written about extensively by Paul Martin in […]

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Science of psychology applied to gamers

3 September 2004

I can’t believe in a massive industry like this, that this hasn’t already been done. It seems incredible that companies have simply been relying on ‘industry wisdom’. That is code […]

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