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Parenting: Teenage mental health Woman's Hour

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be focusing on teenage mental, talking to health professionals, teachers, parents and teenagers. Today the Prime Minister is at a school in London to launch a new initiative, that all teachers will be trained to spot early signs of mental health issues in pupils. Last year referrals to child and adolescent mental health services were at their highest level ever. We’ve become much better at acknowledging mental health issues, but if you need help, is it available? We speak to a consultant in emergency medicine with responsibility for mental health issues and to a GP.

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be focusing on teenage mental, talking to health professionals, teachers, parents and teenagers. Today the Prime Minister is at a school in London to launch a new initiative, that all teachers will be trained to spot early signs of mental health issues in pupils. Last year referrals to child and adolescent mental health services were at their highest level ever. We’ve become much better at acknowledging mental health issues, but if you need help, is it available? We speak to a consultant in emergency medicine with responsibility for mental health issues and to a GP.

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