Health and Social Care Committee

Children and young people's mental health - role of education inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report and Government Response published.

Report published

Schools and colleges struggle to provide adequate time and resource for pupils’ well-being, according to the Health and Education Committees in a joint report published today.

The Committees say an increasing number of education providers are having to cut back on mental health services, such as in-school counsellors, despite a growing prevalence of mental ill health among children and young people.

The report notes that half of all cases of mental illness in adult life start before the age of 15 and that one in 10 children aged between 5-16 have had a diagnosed mental disorder.

Terms of reference: Children and young people's mental health - the role of education

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