Mental Health: Schools

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that the training for the proposed Designated Senior Leads for Mental Health in schools includes information on the link between speech, language and communication needs and mental health, and how to recognise and respond appropriately to speech, language and communication needs.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We are working closely with the Department of Education to deliver the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper proposals, which includes proposals for the Designated Senior Leads. The responsibility for the content of the training for the Designated Senior Leads sits with the Department of Education.

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