Children as young as four are suffering from mental health issues such as panic attacks, anxiety and depression, a poll has found.
Almost all teachers (98%) say they have come into contact with pupils who are experiencing mental health issues.
These youngsters were most likely to be teenagers, with 58% of teachers saying they had seen issues in 15 to 16-year-olds and 55% in 13 and 14-year-olds.
But nearly a fifth (18%) of those polled by the NASUWT teaching union ahead of its annual conference in Manchester said they had been in contact with four to seven-year-olds showing mental health issues, and over a third (35%) had seen problems in youngsters aged seven to 11.
NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates warned there is concern among…
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