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Thousands of pupils 'denied mental health treatment'

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    ‘Questions are being raised as new figures show thousands of pupils are being denied mental health treatment.

    Almost 18,000 referrals for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) – the vast majority of which are made by health professionals – have been rejected in Scotland since the SNP government established an 18-week waiting time target for treatment, new research by Scottish Labour reveals.’

    What are your views about this issue? Do you think enough is being done to help support pupils suffering from mental health problems in Scotland and in the rest of the UK? Are schools merely left to fill in the gaps because of a lack of adequate services?

  2. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

    Before Brown PM stepped down, mental health issues were quietly tackled yet the school curriculum was less pressured for educators and pupils before Cameron and Gove’s Curriculum 2014.

    Mental health issues can be partly answered through the original ways before 2010, such as more access to charities, SureStart centres, immediate access and services to youths and so on. Also, Blair and Brown were resolving issues in the public sector, ensuring universal access for all for education and health.

    Cameron et al, however, we’re more focused on money - eg how to save - and used data as a method of measuring progress more so, a bit like their previous government, only with more extreme emphasis with increased financial savings/emphasis on cutbacks. Yes, the recession was inherited yet the political party went against professional advice or potential tests to highlight potential problems; in my opinion, Broken Britain was caused, rather than prevented, from the current government.
  3. thyr

    thyr Occasional commenter

    I'm not sure which is more worrying, that children do not have access to mental health treatment ...... or that so many need it in the first place.

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