Schools: Mental Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Prime Minister's speech on the shared society of 9 January 2017, what proportion of staff members will receive mental health first aid training in each secondary school.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department of Health is working with the Department for Education and Mental Health First Aid England to prepare an approach so that training in Mental Health First Aid will have been made available to at least one member of staff in every secondary school in England by 2019. The scheme will commence this year.

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