Mental health stigma in schools: helping young people access support


Lucinda Powell considers a recent systematic review of qualitative evidence on stigma related to targeted school-based mental health interventions. The review provides some interesting findings and useful strategies, given the recent UK government announcement that they are backing plans to make specialist mental health provision available in schools.

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Economic impact of youth mental health services in the UK


Alastair Canaway and Chris Sampson look at a new PSSRU report on youth mental health services in the UK, and how they affect health, education and employment.

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Is inclusion optimal? Irish students with special education needs are turning away from mainstream schools in favour of special education

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Figures suggest an increasing trend for students to transfer from mainstream to special education settings in Ireland.

Here, Genevieve Young Southward looks a questionnaire survey of principals of special education settings which suggests some explanations.

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