The Department for Education has published its third annual State of the Nation report. This looked at the experiences of children and young people aged 5 to 24 throughout the pandemic from 2020-2021. The report suggests that thousands of children and young people in England are benefiting from support for their mental health and wellbeing in education.
The new report comes as nearly 400 mental health support teams will be accessible to almost three million school and college pupils in England by 2023. Over 8,000 eligible schools and colleges have applied for a senior mental health lead training grant. Funding for the online platform Student Space, will also be extended to support university students’ mental health and wellbeing in England and Wales. The government has also announced £11 million additional funding for its Reducing Parental Conflict programme.