Education, education, mental health : supporting secondary schools to play a central role in early intervention mental health services

Institute for Public Policy Research
Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Publication date:
16 May 2016


Nowhere is the crisis in children and young people’s mental health felt more acutely than in our secondary schools, which increasingly find themselves on the frontline. This report examines why schools are facing a ‘perfect storm’, and makes the case for putting secondary schools at the heart of early intervention provision for children and young people with emerging, low-level mental health problems.