A recent survey from The Guardian has found that seven out of every 10 psychiatrists who specialise in treating children and adolescents say that NHS care for under-18s experiencing a crisis in their mental health is either inadequate (58%) or very inadequate (14%).
With figures from NHS Digital showing that the number of under-18s attending A&E in England due to a mental health crisis has risen by more than half in the past five years, further pressure is added to mental health services.
Helping schools to identify and support students who are experiencing mental health issues is school IT asset management solution, NetSupport DNA. With its built-in safeguarding module containing features such as keyword monitoring, schools gain an insight into what students are typing, coping or searching for online, whilst tracking application use for context. Alerts can also be triggered for terms deemed by the school as being of high severity, which helps staff to take action swiftly.