National media briefing: YoungMinds, Magic Breakfast, the National Trust, English Heritage and Shelter

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing
The charity YoungMinds, which promotes young people’s mental health and wellbeing, has spoken out against a joke on an internet bulletin board that encourages fans of the pop singer Justin Bieber to self-harm, which appears to have been taken seriously.

See The Independent for full story

A national programme of emergency food aid should be set up to cope with the rapidly increasing numbers of children who arrive at school hungry, according to the charity Magic Breakfast, which is overseeing the breakfast initiative, launched by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

See The Guardian for full story

The National Trust could step in to save blue plaques after English Heritage dropped out of the scheme because of budget cuts.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Up to 59 per cent of a typical London family's income is spent on rents, a study by the housing charity Shelter has revealed.

See BBC News for full story

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