Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) 2:30 pm, 4th December 2018

I thank the hon. Lady for her contribution. Funding is part of it, but a number of interventions are taking place in schools, and they have to be critically evaluated. We have to look at the evidence to see whether they work. To my knowledge, only one—the Bounce Forward intervention programme—has been shown to have had a positive impact. I am not saying that the intervention that she mentioned does not, but we need to be careful that what we are doing in schools works. It is incumbent on the Government to ensure that that critical evaluation happens.