The Fair Education Alliance's response to Theresa May's mental health announcement - 9th January 2017

The Fair Education Alliance welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcements about increased support for the mental health of young people. In particular, the Alliance is encouraged by the focus on training for school staff and on preventing mental illness. Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds can be more at risk of poor mental and emotional health. If we are to succeed in closing the achievement gap between the poorest and wealthiest in society, it is essential that resources are available to help schools serving disadvantaged communities, including the development of a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing.