Through my own legal and mediation cases, I often feel there is increased pressure and expectation placed on children and young people today. This can lead to children and young people feeling anxious and depressed.
Any improvement in the focus on the mental health care of our children and young people, has to be a good thing.
In family law we finally seem to have broken through the stigma of 'mental health' difficulties faced by our clients. However there still needs to be improved and accessible funding in place, to assist all those who need support.
Plans to "transform" attitudes to mental health, with a focus on children and young people, have been announced by Theresa May. Additional training for teachers, an extra £15m for community care, and improved support in the workplace were among measures announced by the PM. Mental health experts said more funding was needed to improve services.