Mental Health & Early Intervention

Mental health is very much in the spotlight at the moment and in particular it seems that young people are presenting with various levels of neuroses.  And often at very young ages. It would seem that funding cuts will have a huge impact on early intervention which can prevent more complex problems arising and that […]

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Government Task Force

Government CYP Mental Health and Wellbeing Task Force Mental Health is being forced high onto the political agenda and the Children and Young People Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce was set up in 2014 to consider ways to make it easier for children, young people, parents and carers to access help and support when needed […]

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Mental Health Campaign

There seems to be a cross-party campaign for increased funding for mental health services in England, which is being launched by Alistair Campbell, Andrew Mitchell and Normal Lamb, who was the mental health minister in the last government.  This campaign seeks to ensure than mental health illness is treated as seriously as other illnesses.  With further […]

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Testing for seven year olds?

The government are suggesting introducing statutory testing now for seven year olds!   How nice to hear the views of an opposing teacher who stressed the importance of not over-testing children; that they learn best whilst younger through play, and that concentration of this then narrows the whole curriculum, and, as ever, minimises the importance of […]

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