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Keeping you up to date with news about the campaign and reports on topics that affect the mental health of children.

April 1, 2024 in News, Press

March 2024 – EMOTIONAL HEALTH – Key Recommendations for the Parliamentary Mental Health Review

“EMOTIONAL HEALTH – Key Recommendations for the Parliamentary Mental Health Review, March 2024” PTUK in collaboration with the Children’s Alliance: We would like to share…
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March 1, 2024 in News

March 2024 – Schools (Mental Health Professionals) Bill [HL] – Hansard – UK Parliament

PTUK were delighted to be invited for consultation with Baroness Tyler before the 2nd reading of the Schools Mental Health Professionals Bill.  We now invite you…
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February 27, 2024 in News, Press

27/02/2024 – Lois Bunn, CMHC committee member, speaks at The APPG on a Fit & Healthy Childhood

Lois Bunn, Play Therapy UK registrant & CMHC committee member, speaks at The APPG on a Fit & Healthy Childhood APPG – The All-Party Parliamentary…
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March 26, 2023 in News

A Plan for Play’ report parliamentary launch event 2023

As part of our work as members of the committee for The Children's Mental Health Charter, myself and Lois Bunn contributed to the recent 'Plan…
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March 14, 2023 in News

14/03/2023 Legislative process: taking a bill through Parliament

The Bill has passed its Second Reading, which was the debate where the general principles of the Bill were discussed. Now it awaits its Committee…
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December 1, 2022 in News, Uncategorized

01/12/22 – Child Mental Health Charter progress

We are delighted to report that recently we were approached by a researcher for the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), an office…
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September 5, 2022 in News

September 2022 – Sarah Bentley, PTUK Play Therapist, presenting on behalf of PTUK at the Houses of Parliament at the APPG for a Fit and Healthy Childhood, where PTUK are members.

Sarah Bentley, PTUK Play Therapist, presenting on behalf of PTUK at the Houses of Parliament at the All Party Parliamentary Group for a Fit and…
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August 8, 2022 in News

08/08/22 – A New Start for Children’s Mental Health or ‘Business As Usual’?

On 5th September, the Conservative Party will announce the name of its new Leader and our new Prime Minister. This will be just a few…
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July 15, 2022 in News

15/07/22 – EDM brought to the House of Commons by Tony Lloyd MP

Tony Lloyd MP has tabled an Early Day Motion called "The Draft Mental Health Bill". Mental health across the UK has hit an all time…
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July 8, 2022 in News

08/07/22 – Draft Mental Health Bill: EDM (Early Day Motion) 251

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has agreed to step down but that is no reason whatsoever for the vital and historic reform of the 1983…
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May 16, 2022 in News

16/05/22 – Transforming Children And Young People’s Mental Health Implementation Programme

The Government announced its intention to introduce a draft Bill to reform the 1983 Mental Health Act in the recent Queen’s Speech list of Bills.…
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April 11, 2022 in News

10/04/22 – Letter from Will Quince MP: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, Will Quince MP has replied to Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House and…
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March 29, 2022 in News

29/03/22 – The Child Mental Health Charter Campaign Is Holding The Government To Account!

THE CHILD MENTAL HEALTH CHARTER CAMPAIGN IS HOLDING THE GOVERNMENT TO ACCOUNT! The Health and Social Care Select Committee, Chaired by Jeremy Hunt MP, published…
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March 21, 2022 in News

18/03/22 – Munira Wilson’s Private Members’ Bill: Mental Heath Provision (Children and Young People)

'On Friday 18th March Munira  Wilson's Private Members' Bill: 'Mental Health Provision (Children and Young People) had its Second Reading in the House of Commons. The…
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February 8, 2022 in News

Children’s Mental Health Week: 7-13th February

Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 comes at a time when the mental health of children and young people is discussed as never before. It will…
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January 14, 2022 in News

Demystifying therapy: how play therapy can shape children’s mental health

Taken from NMT Magazine - Read the original article here.Play therapy is used to help children express what is troubling them when they do not…
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December 31, 2021 in News


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November 8, 2021 in News

06/11/21 – BBC Documentary on Counselling and Psychotherapy

‘PTUK endorses this statement provided by the PSA  and are pleased that the BBC have been notified about this important matter. However, the need for…
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October 18, 2021 in News

18/10/21 – Sir David Amess MP: A Tribute

Left to right: Mary Glindon MP, Holly Lynch MP, Dani Worthington, Moorside Primary School; Sir David Amess MP, Monika Jephcott, Chief Executive, PTUK; Jeff Thomas,…
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October 8, 2021 in News

08/10/21 – Play therapy should be an integral part of Scottish education – Gwen Galbraith

The original article can be found here. When With Kids was set up 13 years ago, we had no idea that one of the biggest…
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October 8, 2021 in News

08/10/21 – World Mental Health Day: 10th October 2021

World Mental Health Day this year marks 18 months since the world-wide onslaught of Covid-19 and despite some tremendous medical and scientific advances (most notably…
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October 6, 2021 in News

06/10/21 – Daily Mirror’s Mental Health Campaign: ‘Failing Our Kids’

During the week of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, ‘The Daily Mirror’ has launched a mental health campaign, calling upon the Prime Minister to…
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August 24, 2021 in News

24/08/21 – Nursery World talks about Coronation Street episode

NURSERY WORLD ARTICLE The play therapy workforce have spoken out against comments made during an episode of Coronation Street that ‘play therapy is touchy, feely…
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August 23, 2021 in News

23/08/21 – Play therapists anger at Coronation Street episode

Very Important Information It has come to our attention that ITV aired an episode of Coronation Street on 16/08/21 at 19.30pm during which the following…
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July 26, 2021 in News

26/07/2021 – Shadow Cabinet Mental Health Minister Slams Lack Of Mental Health Service Provision For Children

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (who will lead for the Opposition when the Mental Health Reform Bill is debated at Westminster in 2022) has denounced the availability…
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July 20, 2021 in News

20/07/21 – ‘One in Eight’ Children in High Income Countries Have A Mental Health Disorder At Any Given Time

This is the terrifying conclusion of a new article published on 19th July 2021 in the BMJ Journal ‘Evidence-Based Mental Health.’ Authors of ‘Prevalence of…
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June 24, 2021 in News

24/06/21 – Number of Children on Antidepressants Rockets

By Helen Clark: Director, Child Mental Health Charter Campaign  The Daily Mail’ has published figures revealing a soaring number of children prescribed antidepressants during the…
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June 21, 2021 in News

21/06/21 – National Week of Play

By Helen Clark: Director, Child Mental Health Charter Campaign  The Early Years Alliance has launched a National Week of Play with the aim of encouraging…
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June 17, 2021 in News

17/06/21 – Children’s Mental Health

By Helen Clark: Director, Child Mental Health Charter Campaign  This debate was called by Liberal Democrat MP, Munira Wilson. It made interesting reading and had…
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June 7, 2021 in News

07/06/21 – ‘Thousands of Children Living in Poverty have had their Mental Health ‘Crushed’ by Lockdown’ says ‘The Daily Mail’

By Helen Clark: Director, Child Mental Health Charter Campaign  ‘The Daily Mail,’ (since 19th June 2020, Britain’s biggest selling daily newspaper) has revealed that more…
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