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Targeted Mental Health in Schools project | 27 January 2008
The Minister for Young People, Kevin Brennan, announced on 24 January the 25 local authorities that will begin the Targeted Mental Health in Schools project.
Each local authority and corresponding Primary Care Trusts will work with between three and six secondary schools, as well as their feeder or associated primary schools, to deliver better support for those children who are at risk or are already experiencing mental health problems.
The successful local authorities are; Luton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Leicester City, Lincolnshire, Hackney, Merton, Southwark, Gateshead, Northumberland, Sunderland, Blackburn & Darwen, Blackpool, Bury, Brighton & Hove, Kent, Reading, Leeds, North East Lincolnshire, Coventry, Shropshire, Wolverhampton, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Cornwall.
Review of Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services | 15 December 2007
New review announced, which is aimed at ensuring that the educational and emotional needs of children and young people with mental health problems, or at risk of developing them, are being met.
Local Area Agreements and health | 4 November 2007
IDeA have just produced a web-page which outlines how the introduction of the new LAAS "brings a great opportunity to re-consider local health priorities and embed the wider determinants of health across your whole agreement.
The term ‘wider determinants of health’ refers to a whole range of factors which contribute to an individual’s health from their local environment and lifestyle choices (e.g. eating habits and physical activity) to their educational attainment and the quality of their housing."
Another possibility for MLAs?
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