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Healthwatch Rutland welcomes report on mental health problems in children

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Healthwatch Rutland has welcomed a new report produced by the National Association of Head Teachers that says a fifth of children have a mental health problem before age 11.

The report found that three-quarters of school leaders had reported that they lacked the resources needed to provide the kind of mental health care that children need.

Primary school leaders also find it difficult to access local mental health professionals.

Children’s untreated mental health issues could spiral into psychiatric problems later in life unless more is done in schools, say headteachers.

Jennifer Fenelon, chairman of Healthwatch Rutland, said the group was working with local partners to get the resources to where they were most needed.


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