(UK) 3,000 health professionals to be trained to counsel anxious young people

Dec 3, 2017, UK Telegraph: Army of therapists to be sent into schools to tackle anxiety epidemic Children will be offered counselling in the classroom in a bid to tackle a mental health crisis among British youth, under new Government plans. Around 3,000 health professionals will be trained to counsel anxious pupils, in a bid to tackle soaring levels of mental distress and self-harm, with every school also asked to have a designated teacher in charge of mental health…. The plans aim to tackle the scandal of troubled children - including those who are suicidal - facing long waits for psychiatrists, with some waiting as long as 18 months for help. It follows warning of an epidemic of anxiety among Britain’s young, with a 70 per cent rise in self-harm among teenage girls in three years.