At last! Mental health professionals to work with primary school children. This has been a long time coming, it’s great to see it finally being trialled. If we educate young people about the basics of mental health at the earliest opportunity, we can not only catch potentially long-term issues early, but also teach them about the importance of mental health and foster a greater understanding of mental health issues in others. This approach has the potential to be ground-breaking. This is only a trial, though, and it hasn’t even started yet. However, a similar programme in secondary schools led to 26 schools in Oxfordshire taking on permanent mental health professionals. Now it’s time for the rest of the English counties to follow suit. Feel free to share your opinion on this, I’d love to hear from you.
A few years ago, Mind published the results of a national study about people’s perceptions of mental health issues. This is what they found:
Thanks for all your support and involvement throughout this week. It’s great to see so many people interested in learning about mental ill health and the people whose lives it can affect. Even though Mental Health Awareness Week is over for another year, please continue supporting this incredibly important issue; one that can affect us all, no matter our history, our lifestyle or our make-up. By opening up about our mental health, we take control. By supporting each other and taking time to learn about these issues, rather than perpetuating tired stereotypes, we take away their power. So please, continue what we’ve started this week and raise your voice for those 1 in 4 of us who will experience mental health issues in the coming year. Thank you, citizens of Mental Health Land x
It’s Day 6 of Mental Health Awareness Week 2016! How about sharing something you’ve learned about mental health over the last 6 days? Spread your knowledge with us 🙂
Ever wondered how mental health issues are treated? From anti-depressants to talking therapies, MIND give you a rundown of the most common interventions: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-s…/drugs-and-treatments/….
All credit to Toby Allen