The challenge of meeting children's mental health needs

Heather Membride, Jacqueline McFadyen, John Atkinson

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Abstract

Ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people should be a key public health priority. However, unless school nurses are adequately educated, trained and supported, they will be unable to develop the necessary skills required to contribute to improved outcomes for children and young people with mental health and wellbeing issues.

This article discusses the results of unpublished research, carried out by the authors in 2009, examining the range of mental health issues school nurses in one Scottish NHS health board encounter in their day-to-day activities and whether they are adequately trained and supported to meet the mental health needs of these children and young people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of School Nursing
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Mental health
  • children
  • young people
  • parents
  • interventions
  • assessment

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Membride, Heather ; McFadyen, Jacqueline ; Atkinson, John. / The challenge of meeting children's mental health needs. In: British Journal of School Nursing. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 19-25.
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The challenge of meeting children's mental health needs. / Membride, Heather; McFadyen, Jacqueline; Atkinson, John.

In: British Journal of School Nursing, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2015, p. 19-25.

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