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Breaking the cycle

As we come to the end of the first half term of this year we would like to thank you for your incredible efforts each day to transform the life chances of your young people.

Breaking the cycle

Latest statistics from the NHS show that we are on course to see the highest ever number of referrals to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) this year. According to the NHS over 241,000 young people were referred to CAMHS in spring 2022. This is half the total figure referred in the whole of 2021.

Schools are seeing a cycle of:

  1. A young person’s mental health declines.

  2. Schools are unable to provide the help they need and a lack of local support.

  3. Young person reaches crisis point.

  4. Made to wait months and months for treatment.

  5. Recovery from mental illness taking much longer.

One of the ways we can break the cycle is by implementing whole school early intervention programmes to develop mental well-being for everyone in the school community before they start to struggle.

This reduces the burden on internal specialist support to ensure there is capacity for those young people who desperately need additional support.

A gift for you To provide you with some ideas and inspirations, we have created the early intervention scorecard. The quiz takes 3 minutes to benchmark your current provision and can be completed again and again to track and evidence the progress you make throughout this year and beyond. To complete the scorecard and receive your personalised report click on the image below.

We hope you get a chance to rest, relax and have some fun adventures over half term.

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