Children and young people’s mental health: The role of schools


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The World Health Organisation (2014) defines mental health as a state of wellbeing in which every individual is able to achieve their own potential and participate in daily life. One in 10 children and young people has a diagnosis of mental ill-health (DHSC & DfE, 2017). Many mental health problems start before the age of 14 and, if left untreated, can continue into adult life (DHSC & DfE, 2017). Furthermore, we are concerned about the mental ill-health of students in higher education (Stones & Glazzard, 2019). Educational institutions play a critical role in identifying mental health needs and providing tailored interventions, but financial constraints have resulted in student wellbeing services and external health services being drastically reduced (DHSC & DfE, 2017) and unable to meet demand.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2019


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