According to Sky News, Damian Hinds has announced funds for an early intervention programme to help teachers work more closely with the NHS.
Mr Hinds has announced £9.3m for an early intervention programme to help teachers work more closely with the NHS, acknowledging the increasing strain on the health service.
One senior mental health lead in every school will be trained to make sure that teachers can spot signs of anxiety and depression. They will also liaise with local NHS professionals when specialist help is needed.
Its director of campaigns Nick Harrop said: “Right now, only about a third of young people with a diagnosable mental health problem can access NHS support.”
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