(UK) Staffordshire: Mental health services needed for schools "before it's too late"

Oct 12, 2018, Staffordshire Live: Mental health support for stress and anxiety 'should start at school' to prevent long-term problems A city councillor has urged schools to help pupils with their mental health before its too late. This came when Stoke-on-Trent councillors debated a new mental health strategy for children and young people. The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service Local Transformation Plan (CAMHS LTP) Refresh emphasised the importance of early intervention…. It also warned that childhood was becoming complex and “marked with uncertainty”. It stated: “If children and young people are to fulfil their potential, then they need the resilience to navigate an increasingly complex childhood that can be marked with uncertainty that leads to stress and anxiety.” … She said: “We need services for children to stop problems escalating, some of our schools are good at that. Waiting for adolescence is too late.” … They recommend early identification and intervention of problems and say that schools should get involved with helping youngsters in difficulty.