Theresa May’s ‘legacy’ on child mental health is one of underfunding and neglect | Masuma Rahim

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May’s plan to train teachers to spot mental health problems is worthless when her government has butchered child support services

• Masuma Rahim is a clinical psychologist

Theresa May is approaching her final weeks in office and, unsurprisingly, she is looking to distract us from the Brexit-shaped mess that she has created in favour of leaving a rather more positive “legacy”. She has chosen children’s mental health as one of her policy areas, with an announcement that all teachers will be trained to identify early signs of mental health problems in young people as a means of prevention and early intervention.

Related: Child mental health: UK provision ‘worse than in much of eastern Europe’

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