11 Feb 2017

Mental health: schools struggling to help support children

Depression and anxiety were once thought of as illnesses which only affected adults but mental health problems affect around one in ten children and young people.

But schools are struggling to help them, according to a new survey. The charity Place to Be said more than half of head teachers said it was “difficult” to find the right services for their pupils, with the worst provision in the west midlands and south west England.

The research also shows that pupils are under far more stress than they were five years ago – and they’re bringing their worries into the classroom, as Assed Baig reports.