Child referrals to mental health clinics rose by nearly 50 per cent over three years, statistics show. A probe has revealed 31,531 under 11-year-olds were referred by their school for treatment in 2018. This is an increase of 10,406 from the 21,125 referrals in 2015, the figures show. Mental health experts and teachers alike have called the situation a ‘crisis’, with school staff even seeing youngsters ‘headbutt walls on a daily basis’. Online bullying has been blamed for the rise in ‘extreme mental health distress’, which has caused some students to even attempt suicide on school grounds. Dani Worthington (pictured), head teacher of Moorside Community Primary School in Halifax, warns mental health ‘crises’ among students increase ‘year on year’. She claims she even sees some children ‘headbutting walls, punching walls, kicking walls on a daily basis’ One in 10 schoolchildren in the UK has a diagnosable mental-health condition, Children’s Society statistics show. And five per cent of under-fives have conduct disorder, according to the Centre for Mental Health. This is defined as a ‘callous disregard for and aggression toward others’. The issue is also rife in the US, where up to 7.1 per cent (4.4million) of two-to-17 year olds have… Read full this story
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