Almost half of secondary students wouldn’t talk to an adult in school if they were worried about their mental health

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Jean Gross
08/04/2021

In a survey of over 3000 secondary students by the Anna Freud Centre, just over half of respondents identified at least one adult in school who they would talk to if they were worried about their mental health or that of another pupil, but 47.8% said they wouldn’t speak to anyone in school. The younger the children were, the less likely they were to speak to an adult at school. Around 40% of those who said they would seek help in school said they would talk to a favourite teacher, compared to 20% who would talk to a form teacher, 16% who would talk to a school counsellor, and around 5% who would talk to a welfare officer.

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