Half of schools struggling to get mental health services for pupils

More evidence has emerged of schools struggling to provide mental health support for students, with more than half of school leaders saying they finding it hard to locate services.


According to a survey by the NAHT heads’ union and the children’s mental health charity Place2Be, 56 per cent of school leaders say it is "difficult to find" mental health services for their pupils.


The survey of 1,115 individuals across England and Wales – published as part of children’s mental health week – found that more than one in five (22 per cent) of school leaders who attempt to find support are unsuccessful.


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