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The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.

Accessing Outside Help
Accessing outside help

Fortunately, schools do not have to deal with young people's mental health problems in a vacuum. There is a plethora of other agencies whose brief it is to do this. The difficulty is often in knowing who is around, what they do (and do not do) and how to access their help. In a similar way, those working in specialist services such as child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) need to be familiar with the many, and constantly changing and developing, ways schools can assist young people. Without this mutual understanding and inter-dependency schools and the individuals concerned can miss out with regard to possible sources of assistance.

Services and agencies vary across the country (and between countries). It is ...

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