A survey conducted to mark Children’s Mental Health week has revealed a large number of schools are struggling to get mental health help.
The study by charity Place2Be, showed 45% of 655 UK head teachers classed the state of mental health services for their pupils to be problematic.
The findings, as stated in a BBC report today, also revealed 44% of head teachers said knowing what type of support was needed was a barrier to them providing mental health support for pupils. Thirty seven per cent said they did not feel confident in commissioning a counsellor or therapist.
Children’s Mental Health week lasts from the 5th -11th February and aims to encourage children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness by promoting through the channel #BeingOurselves.
Supported by the Duchess of Cambridge, the week run by charity Place2Be, is an important date in the calendar and people wanting to get involved should visit the campaign website at https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk .