Mental Health in Schools: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Emotional and Mental Health of Teaching Staff on Students

“Mental health needs to be at the heart of a holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing, including investment in community-based services, such as youth services. Health and wellbeing should be intrinsically linked to a child-led education recovery plan.”

CYPMHC Members’ Report 2021

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition Members’ Report 2021 is based on the unique insights gathered from the Coalition’s member organisations, as well as from young people and parents.

The report reflects on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children and young people, and on our members. Members, young people, parents and carers were concerned about the rising mental health need among children and young people following the pandemic. The pandemic has also placed additional pressures on mental health support services, with many of the Coalition’s members from the voluntary and community sector reporting a surge in demand for their services.

Education, community and health settings are also vital sources of support for infant, children and young people’s mental health. The report explores the many challenges these settings still face, despite recent policy initiatives and investment to increase the availability of support.

Follow this link to the Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Coalition website and read the full CYPMHC Members Report 2021.

For further detail and information follow these links for Local Government Association response to the report findings over children’s mental health care and for Education Supports review on the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff and their students.