30 Oct 2017

New focus on student mental health - will it make a difference?

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 30 October 2017

The government is making moves to ramp up mental health services in New Zealand schools. A pilot programme is being planned to bring counsellors into primary schools, and multidisciplinary mental health teams into secondary schools. Will it make a difference to the country's dire youth suicide and depression rates? Kathryn Ryan speaks with Christchurch counsellor Sarah Maindonald who has had 30 years experience in the field, a former primary school counsellor in Hamilton, Kyra Lindsay, and Aorere College Principal Gregory Pierce.