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Pilot mental health scheme for pupils in Wales.

Pilot mental health scheme for pupils in Wales.

Pupils who are showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self-harm will be able to receive specialist help at school.

A pilot scheme is being launched in Wales where NHS staff will be on hand to give better mental health support.

They can help spot problems early and ensure a child has the right care.

The £1.4m, two-year Welsh Government trial will take place across north east and south east Wales and Ceredigion.

A week ago, the National Education Union urged the Welsh Government to introduce wellbeing officers into schools.

In the 12 months to October 2016, there were 19,000 referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Wales - a 3,000 rise on the previous year,

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