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The work of educational psychologists after the Grenfell Tower disaster was “phenomenal”

23 February 2018

Claire Murdoch, the national director for mental health with NHS England, has praised the work of educational psychologists after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Speaking in a discussion on the green paper on children and young people’s mental health, she said:

"The role of educational psychologists in helping children in that area be resilient, cope with what’s happened [and] talk about their mental health and emotional needs has been phenomenal … We absolutely have to pay tribute to them."

Clare Murdoch is also the chief executive of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health services to the part of the city affected by the fire.

You can find her comments from 30:10 in the webinar. The other participants are Jeremy Hunt, Dr Jon Goldin and Professor Peter Fonagy.

The green paper Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision can be found on the government website.

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