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(UK) Scotland: Calls for ALL TEACHERS to have mental health training

Oct 6, 2017, UK TES: Pupils 'failed' by lack of mental health training for teachers https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/pupils-failed-lack-mental-health-training-teachers Calls for training programme for all Scottish school staff and specialist counselling services in every secondary At least two-thirds of teachers have not received adequate training in pupil mental health support and feel unable to do their job properly as a result, a major survey has found. Research from the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) also shows that only one in 100 recall doing detailed work on mental health when they were student teachers. The survey has fuelled calls for a national training programme for schools and specialist counselling services in every secondary. SAMH surveyed 3,366 school staff and found that 66 per cent of teachers felt they lacked training in mental health to carry out their job properly, ... Mr Watson said: “With three children in every class experiencing a mental health problem by the time they’re 16, teachers and school staff should feel confident to spot the signs and be equipped to help.”…