Mental health in schools is a hot topic at the minute – the government has announced funding towards teacher mental health training.
We have become the first country in the world to roll out mental health first aid training to every secondary school – but is it too little too late?
Why are we suddenly fixating with mental health in schools? 1 in 10 children has a diagnosable mental health condition, equates to roughly three in every classroom! Even more shockingly, half of all cases of mental health illness takes root before the age of 14.
We know early intervention massively increases the chances of making a good recovery – but only if we become much better at spotting and dealing with problems earlier. Continue reading “Supporting Pupils with Anxiety”