As reported by the BBC earlier this week, there has been a sharp rise in the number of primary aged children referred for mental health support.
The lack of support for child #mentalhealth issues is truly shocking. The majority of schools need ring-fenced funding for further training (and additional staff) to deal with issues, and CAMHS desperately need more people. Big (and effective) spending now would not only provide support for more of those who need it, but would also prevent the huge cost of sorting issues in later years. #givethesekidsachance #MentalHealthAwareness