Mental Health News Round Up

Mental Health News Round Up

Our round up of June's key mental health news stories, affecting children and young people.

Mental health in the Queen's Speech

As the Queen's Speech marks the opening of Parliament, we look at what the impact will be on children and young people's mental health.

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3000 teachers to be trained in mental health

The Government say 3000 secondary school staff will receive training to support students' mental health and wellbeing. 

We hope it will encourage more leadership teams to put student wellbeing at the heart of their school which will benefit both students and schools alike
Sarah Brennan OBE - Chief Executive, YoungMinds

Rise in the use of antidepressants by under 18's

NHS England figures show a 12% rise in the use of antidepressants by under 18's.

It is important that children and young people can access the treatment and care they need. Antidepressants have a role to play, but are not the whole solution,
Dr Marc Bush - Chief Policy Advisor, YoungMinds

The full story is covered in The Guardian

Concern at child mental health referrals rejections

With more than 7,000 children and young people in Scotland having their mental health referrals rejected there are calls for an urgent review.

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Almost 6,000 mental health patients sent out of area for care last year

6,000 mental health patients had to be sent far out of their local area for treatment last year, with some travelling hundreds of miles, according to NHS figures.

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