Schools and Youth Mental Health: A briefing on current challenges and ways forward

There is increasing concern about youth mental health within the education and health sectors, and much controversy about how much of a role schools should play in tackling the issues. The school mental health organisation Minds Ahead and the education and youth ‘think and action-tank’ LKMco joined forces to synthesise the best research available on the scale and causes of the issues, as well as to provide practical recommendations for policy makers and practitioners which is summarised in this report.