Clinical Psychologist, Masuma Rahim has written an insightful article for the Guardian regarding the failings of the current government in providing enough funding for mental health services for young people. This is despite Theresa May previously calling for mental health to be a priority. Whilst the government set out to provide teachers with more knowledge on child mental health, services to support children in crisis have been cut back to such a point most endure a lengthy wait just to be seen for an initial assessment.
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