Link – Sexually exploited boys ‘miss out on help’ Barnardo’s says
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Link – Sexually exploited boys ‘miss out on help’ Barnardo’s says

In 2018 we are still dealing with this? “Vulnerable boys who have been sexually exploited are missing out on help because professionals do not recognise them as victims, a charity has said.” It makes me want to scream, shout, bang a wall, etc. Clearly the message is not getting out that boys are sexually abused…

Link – Some children reach brink of suicide before getting help with mental health, charity warns

Link – Some children reach brink of suicide before getting help with mental health, charity warns

Unfortunately, this is the reality in every country right now, where the available resources don’t even come close to meeting the need. When that situation exists, you have to prioritize, and resources generally only become available to the most severe cases. Of course, if we could get help to people before they become severe cases,…

Link – Two-thirds of children referred for mental healthcare in England not treated

Link – Two-thirds of children referred for mental healthcare in England not treated

Sadly, this is probably about the same in other countries as well. “Data from 32 NHS Trusts in England showed about 60% of under-18s who are referred to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) by their GP are not receiving treatment, according to figures obtained by Spurgeons children’s charity.” The reason I believe it’s…

Link – The many faces of Colin Gregg: Teacher, charity boss and paedophile
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Link – The many faces of Colin Gregg: Teacher, charity boss and paedophile

It’s a familiar story, yet so many people think that only weird, anti-social people could be pedophiles. No, it’s usually someone kids, and adults, know and trust. They will not “look” like a predator. On the surface Colin Gregg appeared to be a pillar of the community but he used his status to prey on…

Link – Heartbreaking video encourages men to talk about their mental health

While some find it easy to talk about mental health issues, for many men, it can still be difficult. Too often they are “toughing it out,” keeping their feelings to themselves. That means they are suffering in silence — something Australian charity organisation Movember has decided to point out in a new campaign. Its heartbreakingly…

Link – Child sex abuse images increasingly being found and removed

“Nearly 70,000 pictures and videos showing child sex abuse have been removed from the internet in the past year, the UK charity leading the efforts to combat the abuse has said.” This is good work being done by the IWF, and while it’s scary to think about how many images there are out there, it’s…