PE01702: Counselling provision in all Schools


Petitioner: Joanne Waddell


Date Lodged: 03 September 2018

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that by 2022, all pupils will have access to trained counsellors in schools. 

Petition History:


13 September 2018: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the petitioner has indicated that she wishes to withdraw the petition. It also agreed to reflect on the issues raised in the petition as it develops its approach to its inquiry on how young people can access mental health services and treatments. Link to Official Report 13 September 2018.



As a counsellor I can see just how desperate schools are to have more regular mental health support and counselling available

Jo O'Donnell

20:49 on 03 Sep 2018

Mental Health issues are on the rise and cause significant morbidity. Helping children will strengthen them as adults. The service desperately needs to be improved.

Ruth Blair

20:44 on 03 Sep 2018

Totally and utterly essential for the future of our children and young people

Catherine McKay

19:55 on 03 Sep 2018

Our children are your future

Tom Mason

18:58 on 03 Sep 2018

Desperately needed as the mental health of our young people continues to deteriorate

Rona Grant

15:10 on 03 Sep 2018

This service would make a huge difference to so many.

Susannah Gravestock

12:06 on 03 Sep 2018

So important. This WILL make a difference & will postively affect every area of society. Also economic benefits as these children's will grow in to better cared for membets of society and reduce strain on NHS mental health services in the future.

Hannah Anderson

10:05 on 03 Sep 2018

A desperately needed service.

Alice Tierney

14:44 on 01 Sep 2018

This is a much needed service as school is one of the main causes of a lot of kids mental health issues

Donna Muir

14:04 on 01 Sep 2018

Early intervention will save much heartache and trouble later on. It makes sense.

Helen McLachlan

13:58 on 01 Sep 2018

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