Shock findings in mental health survey


According to a Freedom of Information request sent out to NHS trusts by children's charity NSPCC, 292 pupils in Lincolnshire schools were referred to CAMHS (NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) previous year.

However, nearly half (46 per cent) of young people referred have been deemed not eligible for treatment.

The total number of referrals since 2014 was 1,305.

"When children come through to us, they speak about things like exam pressures, social media and not being able to get into specialist services, asking that we intervene on their behalf", said Ryan.

"In addition to this, NHFT also process referrals for other organisations including youth counselling services who provide support in the county as part of our referral management centre".

"We were the first van manufacturer to investigate attitudes towards mental health in this sector back in 2017, and want to continue to highlight these statistics to try to break this potentially deadly taboo and encourage van owners and operators to talk to loved ones, colleagues and managers if they are encountering mental health problems".

U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Mental Health Caucus, led a briefing on childhood depression and introduced a resolution to recognize May as Mental Health Month. "We invite our colleagues to work with us to raise awareness and reduce stigma this May, so we can provide our constituents with the support and services they need to thrive".

"It goes without saying that good mental health and wellbeing are vital to business performance, as content, healthy employees are more engaged, motivated and - ultimately - more productive".

"Class sizes are going up". It said funding cuts were leaving schools "exposed and unsupported".

She said the county's CAMHS service did deliver a good service but that waiting lists were too long and by the time children were seen many were at 'crisis point'.

In this context, "education settings" encompasses local authority maintained schools, academies, nurseries, independent schools and providers, and pupil referral units.

This figure increased by 285 per cent in 2015/16 when 266 young people were referred. It found that 123,713 referrals have been made since 2014-15.

In 2016/17 the figure was 236.

More than half of referrals from settings in England for mental health treatment in the last three years were from primary schools, the NSPCC says.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Mental Health America co-hosted the briefing and panel discussion, according to a statement from the lawmakers' offices.

Simone Sear, Racing Welfare's director of welfare said: "Looking after our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical health, yet it is not always easy to recognise when we, or someone else, is struggling with a mental health issue. The pressures they face in today's employment market are very different to past generations", MHF's Richard Grange said.