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ERIC Number: EJ896740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3383
Mental Health Needs in Schools for Emotional, Behavioural and Social Difficulties
Hackett, Latha; Theodosiou, Louise; Bond, Caroline; Blackburn, Claire; Spicer, Freya; Lever, Rachel
British Journal of Special Education, v37 n3 p148-155 Sep 2010
Within the UK, around 10% of children have mental health problems, but this is likely to be higher among certain specific populations. Children and young people attending provisions for social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) are a particularly vulnerable group whose mental health needs are under-researched. The authors, Latha Hackett, Louise Theodosiou, Freya Spicer and Rachel Lever of the Winnicott Centre, Manchester, Claire Blackburn who is a clinical psychologist and Caroline Bond of Manchester University conducted a study which involved all pupils in two schools for children with SEBD. The views of parents and teachers were sought for a sample of 71 children. The Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire and a supplementary questionnaire were used to gain a broad picture of the mental health needs of this group and the services required. The findings from these questionnaires indicate a much higher than national level of perceived mental health difficulties within this population. This piece of research highlights that both teachers and parents identified a need for professional support, from education, social care, health and other services. These findings have implications for future commissioning of services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom