Lincolnshire child mental health referrals double


"Eligibility criteria for CAMHS are for young people with mental health difficulties whose symptoms and or impairment are significant, complex and persistent". And raising public awareness about early intervention for mental health problems in young people, he said, is critical for them to be successful later on in their lives.

"For those individuals that do not meet this criteria for CAMHS, but still require some support, we work together with Northamptonshire counselling agencies to signpost and arrange for the most appropriate support for them".

County schools can also access the Northamptonshire Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) programme, a multi-agency partnership which helps schools and teachers with training about mental health issues.

Mental Health Awareness Week - spearheaded by the Mental Health Foundation - runs from today until Sunday. "Coping with stress in the workplace starts with being able to have a conversation with your manager, and in a mentally healthy organisation everyone should feel comfortable talking about stress".

So far the team has dealt with more than 2,300 people in mental health crisis. "As signatories of the Mental Health in Sport Charter we are committed to making sure that good mental wellbeing stays high on our agenda".

Accordingly, another big recommendation was that two mental health days should be introduced for public sector workers and pressure on employers to identify and address "psychological hazards" in the workplace.

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Overall, around half of respondents agree that their organisation encourages openness about mental health, is effective at supporting people with mental ill health and actively promotes good mental well-being. "The pressures they face in today's employment market are very different to past generations", MHF's Richard Grange said.

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The NSPCC's Childline service has reported a 26% increase in the number of counselling sessions with children about mental health issues over the past four years, with some saying they only receive specialist support when they reach crisis point. Our research reveals that 19% of United Kingdom employees avoid taking time off for stress or other mental health-related reasons as they do not want their company to know they were suffering.

If there is a supportive dialogue between the employee and their line manager, it should be possible for an organisation to put in place supportive measures, such as adjustments to workload or a small change in working hours at an early stage that could make all the difference in some cases.

"These arrangements have been well received by schools and therefore, as a result of this, we are seeing a high level of referrals from schools".

The news follows a damning Select Committees report from last week, which found that the Government's £300m plans to improve mental health provision for children "lacks ambition and will provide no help to the majority of children who desperately need it". Policing, as well as other types of jobs, have an increase of demand from its employees, which is why it is important to keep an eye on our mental health.