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Mental health help needed

Mental health help needed

A new website is being launched to help adults spot the warning signs of mental health problems in children. In Scrubbing Up this week, child psychiatrist Dr Raphael Kelvin - who led the project - says if we're to really support children with mental health problems, we need to more aid - including in the classroom. There are at least 850,000 children in the UK with a diagnosed mental health condition and the figure may well be rising. Yet seventy-five percent do not receive the support they are entitled to and need. We are, albeit unwittingly, condemning thousands of the country's most vulnerable children to years of distress and lost opportunities.
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