This article identifies that problems with mental health often start when children are still at school. Three quarters of adult mental health problems are thought to have their roots in childhood.
This article identifies that within a recent report it was found that nearly one in 10 referrals to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) in 1 year came from schools and further education colleges.
It is said that more can be done to support teachers through proper training and from school counsellors to to tackle this issue earlier to avoid or reduce future problems.
Through The Children's Society's work with children and young people, we know that there is a link between the issue of unmet emotional and mental health needs and their risk of going missing, falling into gangs or being groomed for exploitation. Poor mental health can also be a warning sign of neglect, abuse or other traumatic events in a child's life. That is why we are backing calls from Place2Be and the National Association for Head Teachers for all schools to provide high-quality counselling services to help deal with emerging mental health problems.