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Tue 27th Feb 2018

Mental Health

Debate between Baroness D'Souza and Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen
Tuesday 27th February 2018

(6 years, 3 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Baroness D'Souza Portrait Baroness D'Souza (CB)
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My Lords, can the Minister say how far the Government have taken into account some of the recent research looking into the earliest indicators of mental problems in children and, therefore, the ability to intervene early?

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen Portrait Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen
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I thank the noble Baroness for the question. The issue of early intervention is part of the Green Paper and we are looking into it. As we know, there are children in primary schools who are suffering from mental health issues, so it is important that we have mental health first aid training in every school across the country. This will obviously take time because people need to be trained to deal with this particular situation.