Mental Health Support

15th July 2019

Philip Dunne MP has welcomed news that children and young people in South Shropshire are to benefit from additional mental health support. 

It was announced on Friday that South Shropshire will be among the second wave of trailblazer areas to benefit from Mental Health support teams. These will work with schools and colleges to provide a link with young people’s mental health services, ensuring more pupils get the help and support they need, when they need it. Local schools and colleges will also get priority access next year to mental health training.

The mental health training is backed by £9.3 million, and will be provided through workshops which bring together school and college staff and NHS professionals. It will raise awareness of mental health concerns and improve referrals to specialist help when needed. All schools will have access to training over the next four years.

The announcement is part of the Government’s wider programme to support young people’s mental health, which includes an additional £1.4 billion investment and the introduction of compulsory health education lessons from 2020.

Mr Dunne said:

“Bringing school and college staff into the same room as NHS professionals, and encouraging them to work together, will ensure more pupils get the right support at the right time.

With half of all lifetime cases of mental health disorders beginning by the age of 14, bridging the gap between education and NHS services is vital if we are to ensure all children get the best possible start in life.”

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