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Mental health: Primary school head teachers speak out about lack of support

18 July 2019 Last updated at 06:00 BST

Some primary school pupils are being repeatedly rejected for mental health support, BBC News has learned.

There's been a near 50% increase in referrals to child health services from pupils aged 11 and under, over the past three years. But some children are on a waiting list for years before being offered help.

Three head teachers spoke to the BBC about the lack of support for children in their schools.

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this piece, advice can be found via the BBC Action Line.

Produced by Ed Thomas and Noel Titheradge