The recent Children's Mental Health Week was incredibly important for making transparent and explaining the range and extent of situations facing society. I was often riveted to television and radio programmes, as well as drawn to articles, about multitudinous issues in our frenetic, modern world: often a real eye-opener. Working in a school where pupils have access to professional counselling, our staff feel well supported when addressing the many complex mental health issues that face young people today. A recent BBC article mentioned children having to deal with family break-ups, bereavement and difficulties arising from drug and substance abuse, not to mention the increased sexualisation and violence that is prevalent in many communities. Hearing that greater funding will be available to provide the desired level of support to all schools, particularly funding for talking therapies, is enormously welcome.