Our thoughts on the Government Green Paper: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

Our thoughts on the Government Green Paper: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

This week has seen the close of the consultation on the Green Paper: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision. Transforming is a strong word (to transform – to make a marked change in the form, nature or appearance of). The title and the 3 pillars put forward in this green Paper relate to specific matters of access for schools to refer children and young people more easily for mental health interventions. Other parts of the Green Paper refer to wider matters, without any detail re how these link to the remit of the paper.

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Relationships Matter — Empowering parents to enhance outcomes for children

Family Links Nurturing Programme constructs

In the UK there is real concern about the need to narrow the gap in educational outcomes. The Fair Education Alliance reported in 2017 that the gap in primary literacy and numeracy between those at schools serving high and low-income communities is 8.2 months; children from low-income families continue to be over four times as likely as other children to be permanently excluded from school.

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Practical Tips for Parents of Children who Self-harm

Sad boy in the bus

One third of 15 year-old girls and 11% of 15 year old boys report self-harming. In recognition of Self-Injury Awareness Day, we have compiled some practical tips to help parents/carers support young people who may be self-harming.

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