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childrens mental health in schools

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edukate Mon 08-Feb-16 11:59:34

im new to mumsnet and am looking to learn more about the issues parents are facing when working with schools if their child has mental health issues

im considering writing a book on this subject as i think theres probably quite a high level of need

any comments or suggestions/experiences very welcome


Roseberrry Mon 08-Feb-16 12:02:57

I had mental health problems when I was in senior school 10 years ago. My teachers were very supportive, noticed little things without me having to say anything. They did a lot to work around my problems.

My ds now has mental health problems and I've found it a very different experience for him. They support him as best they can but are very much 'this is not an excuse'.

Dreamgirls234 Mon 08-Feb-16 12:03:53

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makingmiracles Mon 08-Feb-16 12:06:12

My experience is that it's pretty poor. Schools will try to refer to camhs but they usually only accept the refferral if it's deemed highly serious eg the child threatening others with weapons. Children that are "just" struggling get lost as there's very little support.

Shineyshoes10 Mon 08-Feb-16 14:13:57

From my experience with DT1 mainstream schools struggle to deal with MH problems. In his case it's not because they didn't try they put a lot in place but it wasn't enough. He couldn't cope with school and school couldn't cope with him. He's currently out of education due to his self injurious behaviour and we're hoping for a specialist placement.

Wantagoodname Fri 19-Feb-16 19:46:47

My dds school are really good so far, organised elsa (emotional literacy) once a week and are very supportive with camhs

Giggles2 Mon 29-Feb-16 11:10:45

I have major problems with my daughters school,can't see her illness so not interested even though had letters from GP,no support whatsoever! I'm at my wits end with them!

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