Mental Health and Wellbeing: Support in Schools

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons on 11th March 2019.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

During my annual community consultation, I met students from secondary schools right across my constituency. In every school, they raised the difficulty in accessing mental health services as a top priority. The Minister said that he is encouraging schools to offer counselling. Schools want to do that, but the funding crisis is preventing them because they do not have the resources. Next Tuesday, I am hosting a delegation of headteachers from every Sheffield constituency. Will he meet them to discuss this issue?