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A week in secondary: 28 July 2017

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New data has revealed a postcode lottery of mental health support available to pupils in Scotland. The SNP government has claimed that a mental health link worker is available to every school. However, new figures from Scottish Labour reveal that the vast majority of councils did not have the position or did not hold information about it. Six out of 14 health boards also said they did not hold the position. The government said it took mental health “very seriously”, and that a review of PSE in schools and roll-out of training for school staff would ensure that every child has access to ...

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