Foster carers are doing more than the NHS to deal with children's mental health – don't forget about us

May 10, 2017

 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/mental-health-awareness-week-foster-care-carers-children-camhs-a7727906.html

 

 (Quote from the article  - read more from the link above)

"Right now, there are two highly committed groups of well-meaning people banging the drum for their particular cause. Mental Health Awareness Week, meet Foster Care Fortnight.

The irony, indeed the tragedy, is that these important campaigns take place each year with no reference to one another. It is possible that they are not even aware of each other’s existence.

Yet the UK’s 55,000 fostering families probably make a bigger daily contribution to the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people than the NHS."

 

 

 

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