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The aim of this network is to support the sharing and adoption of high quality mental health innovations at scale and pace across the region, with a view to demonstrating improvements in the health of the population and increased wealth of the organisations involved.

Supporting the sharing and adoption of high quality mental health innovations

Half of permanently excluded pupils have a mental illness, report finds

Half of permanently excluded pupils have a mental illness...

20 July 2017 | Schools Week

Half of all pupils who are permanently excluded by their school have mental health issues, though the figure is likely to be “closer to 100 per cent” because so many are undiagnosed, a new report has found.

By contrast, just one in 50 pupils in the wider population suffer from mental ill-health research by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has found.

These pupils are then on a “pipeline to prison”: more than 60 per cent of today’s prisoners were excluded at school, while three times as many boys are excluded than girls, researchers also found.

Our next event

Celebrate of Innovation Annual Stakeholder Event and Awards
20 July 2017

WMAHSN Annual Stakeholder Event and Celebration of Innovation Awards

Our next event is to be held on 20 July 2017 and will be on the topic of WMAHSN Annual Stakeholder Event and Celebration of Innovation Awards. We look forward to seeing you at Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Birmingham B40 1PP

Future events

October 2017
West Midlands Ageing Specialty and ENRICH (ENabling Research in Care Homes) Combined Event
September 2017
SAVE THE DATE - Children and Young People: Mental Illness Prevention Workshop
September 2017
Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017