Teachers ‘buckling under strain’ of pupils’ mental health crisis
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Teachers ‘buckling under strain’ of pupils’ mental health crisis

Experts say educators are under-equipped to help children with rising mental health needs

Schools and teachers are “buckling under the strain” of supporting the fast-growing number of schoolchildren developing mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, experts say.

Despite being the people pupils turn to most often when in distress, teachers are hampered in their desire to help by the profession’s widespread lack of training in tackling mental ill-health.

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