LGA urges councils and NHS to provide more help for children’s mental health

Councils and the NHS have been urged to do more to reduce mental health problems among pregnant women, new mothers and young children.

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, the Local Government Association said on Thursday.

In a new report, the LGA highlights initiatives such as giving school pupils presentations at assembly on mental ill-health and self-harm, and affected children getting mentors to help them to cope, as already happens at Framwellgate secondary school, Durham.

For full article see The Guardian – 7 July 2016