Where do children turn to for mental health advice?

Posted on October 6, 2015

Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield said: "Every child knows if they are unwell with a stomach ache or hurt their leg, they go to the doctor or school nurse.

"Unfortunately they don't have that confidence when it comes to mental health. It is a rather desperate state of affairs when they would prefer to roam around the internet or ask a friend the same age for help first."

Children in England are turning to the internet for advice on mental health instead of talking to their school nurse or GP, it is claimed.

There is clearly a need for better links between mental health services and schools, ensuring children can thrive both inside and outside the classroom.

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Category(s):Child Development, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)

Source material from BBC

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