Theresa May admits UK mental health services are ‘patchy’

  • Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them.
  • “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained.
  • “I saw some of the first sets of training that we’re doing for teachers and staff in schools so they can better identify when young people have mental health problems and to know what is the right support to give to those young people.”
  • We’ve increased the number of mental health beds for young people and we’re putting record amounts of funding into mental health in the national health service.
  • “That’s why one of the things I’ve been doing is actually looking at the community mental health services for young people and reviewing that across the country because it is patchy.

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NHS staff to help anxious school pupils

  • But the Welsh Government’s new scheme is the first to result from a nationally driven initiative, albeit initially in three pilot areas.Specialist health staff will be on hand to offer advice and support to teachers at the pilot schools in North East, South East and West Wales to help tackle…
  • The Welsh Government believes that getting mental health professionals into schools on a more regular basis – around a couple of hours a week – will help monitor the wellbeing of pupils before more serious complications develop.
  • Yoga sessions and apps for mindfulness therapy are part of one Welsh school’s plans to promote mental health for their pupils.
  • Image caption – – Welsh Health Sec Vaughan Gething and Education Secretary Kirsty Williams with pupils at Crickhowell High School discussing mental health challenges for teenagers – – – – Staff at Crickhowell High School have drawn up a wellbeing strategy in recognition of increasing pressures on teenagers, both academic…
  • It was here that the Welsh Government’s Health Secretary Vaughan Gething and Education Secretary Kirsty Williams unveiled what was billed as a unique initiative to improve mental health amongst schoolchildren.They both emphasised the importance of Health and Education departments working together, something which might not have happened in previous years…

The Welsh Government’s £1.4m scheme aims to tackle youth mental health issues before they escalate.
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Theresa May admits UK mental health services are ‘patchy’

  • Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them.
  • “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained.
  • “I saw some of the first sets of training that we’re doing for teachers and staff in schools so they can better identify when young people have mental health problems and to know what is the right support to give to those young people.”
  • We’ve increased the number of mental health beds for young people and we’re putting record amounts of funding into mental health in the national health service.
  • “That’s why one of the things I’ve been doing is actually looking at the community mental health services for young people and reviewing that across the country because it is patchy.

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Theresa May promises mental health care overhaul

  • Mind chief executive Mr Farmer said it was “important to see the prime minister talking about mental health”.
  • Theresa May vows to be ‘one nation’ prime minister
  • Theresa May vows to correct ‘burning injustices’
  • Mental health is everyone’s business and we need to see sustained leadership to make sure services and support improve”.
  • Theresa May is pledging to help schools and companies in England deal with the “hidden injustice” of mental illness.

Theresa May pledges to help schools and companies deal with the “injustice” of mental illness.
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