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(UK) "Mounting mental health crisis in the classroom" amid waiting lists and service denials

Jan 3, 2018, (UK) Tes: Thousands of pupils 'denied mental health treatment' https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/thousands-pupils-denied-mental-health-treatment New figures show that around 18,000 referrals to child and adolescent mental health services in Scotland have been rejected over the past three years Questions are being raised as new figures show thousands of pupils are being denied mental health treatment. Almost 18,000 referrals for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) – the vast majority of which are made by health professionals – have been rejected in Scotland since the SNP government established an 18-week waiting time target for treatment, new research by Scottish Labour reveals. … Mental health crisis Last year guidance teachers wrote an open letter to the education secretary John Swinney warning that pupils who are suicidal or face serious problems at home are being let down. They warned that CAMHS was “stretched”, adding that soon something important would be missed and the consequences would be “dire”. … In England, there are also concerns about a mounting mental health crisis in the classroom. Last month the UK government pledged £215 million to bring mental health treatment into schools. …