Providing mental health support in schools

Dr Chris Boyle and Dr Will Shield (University of Exeter) write.

The UK government’s plans for child mental health (outlined in its 2017 green paper) would see mental health teams provide extra support in schools, and introduce waiting time targets. However, a recent joint report by the Education and Health and Social Care Committees comments that the government’s strategy for child mental health won’t address the complexities of young people’s mental health issues.

 

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