Five priorities for improving children's mental health. The mental wealth of the nation is critical to our future – young people’s mental wellbeing should be paramount

Burstow, Paul (2017) Five priorities for improving children's mental health. The mental wealth of the nation is critical to our future – young people’s mental wellbeing should be paramount. The Guardian . ISSN 0261-3077

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The mental health of the nation is built on foundations laid in the early years of our lives. Yet our mental health system is designed and funded to pay the price of our failure to act on the evidence and invest in the right family support in those childhood years. We go through many life changes and transitions in our childhood and teenage years. It’s why the age of 18 is the wrong time for child and adolescent mental health services (Camhs) to “hand over” to adult services. A joint report by the health and education select committees has turned the spotlight on the role schools can play. According to a study by Martin Knapp at the London School of Economics, the costs of poor mental health land disproportionately in our schools. Over half of the mean cost of addressing emotional and behavioural problems is incurred in frontline education.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Click on the official URL above to read this article. Published Fri 5 May 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme, CAMHS
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Adolescents- Psychology
Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Emotions
Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Mental Disorders
Department/People: Honorary Staff
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 18:27
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 18:27
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/1769

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