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'Pupil Mental Health Crisis?': Survey report 2017

Examining the current state of mental wellbeing in young people and children in the UK

A report from the Children's Commissioner for England in July 2017 found that over 800,000 children in England have a mental health problem, while a separate review showed that over a quarter of children referred to mental health services in 2015 received no help — even those who had attempted suicide.

That is why Hub4Leaders partnered with The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools at Leeds Beckett University to conduct a national survey into mental health provision for pupils in the UK.

In November 2017, we conducted a national survey to research the current state of pupil wellbeing in UK schools.

Our month-long survey consisted of 10 questions and was completed by 603 school leaders and governors. Here is what we found...