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Teenagers With Mental Health Issues Prefer Properly Trained Professionals In School Instead Of Teachers

The vast majority of teenagers say they experience “emotional distress” after starting secondary school but claim teachers don’t have the skills to help them, research has found. Four in every five 12- to 16-year-olds in the survey said they felt they had mental health problems but just one in 20 would turn to a teacher [...]

Blame Culture Preventing Parents Accessing Mental Health Support For Children

Feelings that others are dismissive or blame parents commonly cited as reasons for not accessing help for children and young people with mental health concerns.  "Cumbersome" mental health services with long waiting times and difficulties getting a referral also cited. Parents feeling blamed for their child's mental health difficulties has been cited as a common [...]

Deprivation In Early Childhood Can Affect Mental Health In Adulthood

Experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood, finds a unique study which has followed the mental health of a group of children adopted from Romanian institutions to UK families in the 1990s. Despite living in strong and supportive families for over 20 years, many children exposed [...]

5 Ways to Tackle the Mental Health Taboo in Your Classroom

However well-intentioned, many teachers may feel they do not have the training or medical knowledge to intervene with mental health problems. That said, while teachers cannot take over the role of psychiatrists, there are many small, practical steps they can take to tackle discrimination, raise awareness and help children feel less isolated when they are [...]