MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN
- 07 Jul
The Local Government Association said, "schools, health visitors and children's centres should become more involved in efforts to tackle the growing number of children and young people with anxiety and depression".
School nurses in Walsall run courses to help both primary and secondary students overcome anxiety, low self-esteem and lack of confidence.
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, the portfolio holder for community wellbeing at the LGA, which represents 370 councils, said:
"What is deeply concerning is that there are substantial numbers of children and young people who are increasingly struggling with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and self-harm, in addition to a minority who face potentially life-threatening conditions such as eating disorders and psychosis."
According to Seccombe, if a mental health problem is not treated in time, it "can have a potentially devastating impact on a child".
A Department of Health spokeswoman also said:
"Offering mental health support to new and expectant mothers is vital, which is why we are giving NHS an extra £365m by 2021 to improve perinatal mental health services. We have also increased the number of midwives and health visitors and invested in training so staff can spot the signs of perinatal mental illness", reports the Guardian.
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