New article published
Findings from the feasibility study at age 21-23 years have been published as part of an invited review of DASH

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Kings Logo.png DASH study findings presented at Kings College London
Ethnic differences in childhood overweight and blood pressure could present risks for diabetes and vascular disease in adulthood.

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GraphRacism.JPG DASH reports educational success despite racism and deprivation
Racism and deprivation is still a common experience for young people from ethnic minorities, yet despite this, high proportions are gaining a degree.

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Heron-logo-2014.jpg DASH participants report racism as a common experience
Earlier this year DASH researchers presented our findings on racism - what does this mean for mental health?

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Young People: Findings: Moods and Feelings


We asked how you had been feeling in the previous 6 months.

A similar proportion of  boys and girls (around 60%) reported losing their temper easily.






Girls were much more likely than boys to say it was true that they worried a lot. Girls were also more likely than boys to report serious emotional problems but boys reported more problem behaviour





More girls than boys said that they were helpful if someone was hurt, upset or feeling ill (64% compared to 46%).

About 1 in 5 of you said that you were easily distracted and found it difficult to concentrate.

93% of boys and girls reported that their behaviour was kind and helpful- at least some of the time!