‘Not Making the Grade’ is a new report from UK mental health charity MIND.
The report has found that young people in the UK are:
1) unable to access mental health support.
2) having their mental health problems treated as bad behaviour.
We agree with Mind’s recommendations that investment needs to be channeled into early support hubs and that there needs to be transformation in the approach to discipline in schools
...BUT we feel there needs to be a FAR greater emphasis and investment in educating parents to support their child/young person's healing too.
You can read the full report here: https://www.mind.org.uk/media/8852/not-making-the-grade.pdf
If you're the parent or guardian of a young person who self-harms, you can download the Youth Mental Health Foundation's free e-book, guiding you to support your child's recovery: www.youthmentalhealthfoundation.org/e-book