Mental health providers are encouraged to put forward innovative bids to run a pilot programme to provide free counselling for 18 to 25 year olds as part of new Government initiative.
Schools are pleased with the increase in funding across five learning support initiatives.
New Zealand has one of the most inclusive education systems in the world. Research shows we are better at including students with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms than most other countries. Yet the stats, international assessment rankings and anecdotal evidence show that we’re not so crash-hot when it comes to meeting the needs of our priority learners and our students with special educational needs. JUDE BARBACK asks why.
As the Government announces an inquiry into mental health and addiction services, education groups are calling for double the number of educational psychologists employed in the public sector to improve the mental health of young people.