In The News27 Mar 2012
Counsellors vital for North Yorkshire schools
While most children feel sad, anxious or angry from time to time occasionally their problems can become more serious.
Data released by the government recently revealed that one in 10 children aged five to 16 has been diagnosed with mental health problems.
Cuts within social services mean some schools are now paying for counsellors out of their own budgets to tackle issues before they escalate.
Two part-time counsellors are employed at George Pindar Community Sports College in Scarborough.
Head teacher John Senior said he considered the expense a “vital” part of his budget.
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