(UK) Ipswich: "Startling new report" on children's mental health in Suffolk

Nov 2, 2017, UK Ipswich Star: Cyber-bullying, self harm and lack of sleep among issues faced by Suffolk’s schoolchildren, report reveals The state of children’s mental health in Suffolk has been revealed in a startling new report released today.... In response to the concerning results, the watchdog is calling for greater mental health support to be provided in Suffolk schools. … Furthermore, 45% of young students do not think they have been taught about mental health in school – this increased to 60% by the age of 18. Educational pressures such as exams and revision are having a substantial impact on the wellbeing of Suffolk’s young learners, the research shows. A massive 85% of those interviewed identified school-related factors as a source of stress. … “This must start with preparing schools to better manage the emotional wellbeing needs of children and young people by increasing funding of tier one support, improved workforce development within schools and ensuring young people are more aware of the support available to them.