Piloting an approach to act on adverse childhood experiences and trauma in education systems

  Natalie Blakeborough

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)s are traumatic events in (early) childhood that significantly affect health and wellbeing, such as verbal, mental, sexual and physical abuse, or being raised in an environment …

Growing strong in times of crisis – Investing in wellbeing and health equity for young and old

  Gabriella Sutton and Alison Maassen

Our societies have reached their tipping point.  Demographic change, growing inequalities, the climate crisis, COVID-19, and the impacts of the war in Ukraine are all having a negative impact on …

Beyond COVID-19, can the world address the challenges of childhood infectious diseases and inequalities?

  Elodie Besnier

Despite massive progresses in the last decades, infectious diseases remain a major threat to young children’s life and health in low- and middle-income countries. This burden affects children unequally, with …

Living, working, and COVID-19: how the lives of women and young people have changed

  Anna Gallinat

 Since COVID-19 arrived in Europe, Eurofound has been researching how the pandemic is changing the way we work and live. Here they summarise some of their findings on gender inequalities …

Support materials for coping with grief in times of COVID-19 in Spain

  Javier Barbero Gutiérrez, Angélica Bonilla Escobar, Pilar Campos Esteban, Jara Cubillo Llanes, Ana Gil Luciano, Tomás Hernández Fernández, Ana Koerting de Castro, Elena Ruiz Peralta, María Terol Claramonte and Javier Segura del Pozo

  Dealing with grief during the COVID-19 pandemic requires special support. During these difficult times, the work carried out by the Spanish Ministry of Health aims to provide that support. …

Local mental health support in Slovenia during COVID-19: setting up primary health care helplines

  Matej Vinko, MD, Saška Roškar, Assist. Prof., PhD, Tatjana Novak Šubara, PhD and Alenka Tančič Grum, MA

In Slovenia, health promotion centers – embedded within all primary care centers – are the main providers of preventive and health-promotion services, including mental health services. Soon after the pandemic …

How to deliver interpersonal relationship counseling and addiction prevention to parents and children during a pandemic

  Municipality of Riga

Riga City Council started providing remote psycho-emotional support to families and teachers for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic, to try to mitigate some of the effects of additional …

Editorial: Support children and families now to protect the health of adults tomorrow

  Caroline Costongs

For every step down the socio-economic ladder, children and young people experience a higher level of physical and mental health problems that will affect their future health and life opportunities. …

Two approaches to promoting healthy diets amongst children in Austria

  Mag. Melanie Bruckmüller and Mag. Rita Kichler

Overweight and obesity is increasingly a problem for children across Europe, and Austria is no exception. There, two initiatives have been put in place to try to curb the trend. …