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Every school should have a school counsellor.

Every school should have a school counsellor.

Every school should have a school counsellor to help address the increase in children with mental health issues, the Children's Commissioner has said. 

A new report by the champion for young people has found that only a "small fraction" of children who need mental health support were able to access services last year. 

While services overall have improved, more must be done to ensure that children can get the help that they need, Anne Longfield said. 

She called for better lower level mental health services to "ensure easy access before conditions deteriorate".

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"This should include an NHS-funded counsellor in every school," Ms Longfield added in the foreword of the report. 

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