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David Cohen

David Cohen is the Evening Standard's award winning Investigations Editor and Campaigns Editor, as well as the founder of the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

Health

Children pushed over the edge by lockdown trauma

The pandemic’s toll on mental health turned a loving boy into an aggressive and fearful child — and he is far from alone. Here, David Cohen examines the growing crisis

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Health

Children’s mental health: The hidden crisis of Covid-19 laid bare

In an Evening Standard investigation, we reveal half a million more children now suffering problems

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Young London SOS

Young London SOS campaign launched to fight mental health crisis

As headteachers warn the mental health of our youngsters is ‘the worst it’s been and getting worse’ you can help NOW by donating to Place2Be via standard.co.uk/YoungLondonSOS

Young London SOS

I was angry and aggressive. Then I was asked to speak about it

As the mental health crisis affecting our children in the pandemic deepens, Campaigns Editor David Cohen talks to one 14-year-old — and the organisation offering support

Food for London

As queues for food grew, so did your generosity. We’re grateful

Helping vulnerable youngsters not to worry about their next meal during the nightmare of Covid-19 is your legacy 

Food for London

Hunger crisis deepens as middle class graduates join food bank queues

‘I’ve worked all my life … I worry my neighbours will see me in food queue’

Education

1,000 pupils and a game changing shift in tackling exclusions

The damage to life chances of students barred by heads is well known. David Cohen reports on how our £1.2m initiative will benefit pupils in eight London schools

London

Vulnerable children missed by care services during lockdown

Face-to-face visits by children’s services in the three months of lockdown to June 30 plummeted by up to 75 per cent in some boroughs compared with the same period last year

UK

In black and white: The great race divide in how Londoners view police

Investigations Editor David Cohen interviewed 25 households in two streets in Brixton to canvass views of black and white families on how the forces of law and order affect their lives. The results are startling

UK

My son snapped, and left my husband with several broken ribs

In the latest in our series looking at the impact of lockdown, David Cohen reports on one family’s harrowing ordeal

UK

Hidden victims of lockdown: 'Mum's drinking made mood swings worse'

Lockdown made life intolerable for the eldest of four siblings with a violent alcoholic mother. 

Food for London

The hidden victims of the virus lockdown

  • With our sister title The Independent, we are getting food to those who need it: children, families, the homeless and NHS workers. Every £30 donated will deliver 165 meals to the most vulnerable hit by the crisis. You can donate to the Food For London Now appeal HERE
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  • David Cohen finds out how isolation has affected people with poor mental health
Food for London

New appeal movie shows you the hard work to feed the hungry

Our Food For London Now appeal has been turned into a film. Arjun Neil Alim and David Cohen report

Food for London

The fun bit is cooking with the kids, says actor David Morrissey

With our sister title The Independent, we are getting food to those who need it: children, families, the homeless and NHS workers. Every £30 donated will deliver 165 meals to the most vulnerable hit by the crisis. You can donate to the Food For London Now appeal  HERE

Food for London

Food For London Now appeal tops £5.5m

Sales raise £1.5m to feed families struggling below the breadline

With our sister title The Independent, we are getting food to those who need it: children, families, the homeless and NHS workers. Every £30 donated will deliver 165 meals to the most vulnerable hit by the crisis. You can donate to the Food For London Now appeal HERE

Food for London

£250,000 from Ocado helps appeal hit new high of £4m

With our sister title The Independent, we are getting food to those who need it: children, families, the homeless and NHS workers. Every £30 donated will deliver 165 meals to the most vulnerable hit by the crisis. You can donate to the Food For London Now appeal HERE