Mental Health

John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn’t.

Now according to the Tes website  There are seven government measure to improve pupils’ wellbeing that included:

  1. Making mental health first-aid training available to all secondary schools, with the aim of having trained at least one teacher in every secondary school by 2019;
  2. Evaluating different approaches which schools can use to prevent mental ill-health;
  3. Launching a pilot programme on peer support for young people in schools and online;
  4. Publishing a Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health later this year;
  5. Making an investment of £20 million in the Time to Change anti-stigma programme, which will focus on improving the attitudes of young people towards mental health and reaching 1.75 million young people by 2020;
  6. Reporting on the prevalance of mental health conditions in children and young people. A survey will be carried out in this year and is due to report in 2018; the last survey on mental health conditions in children was in 2004. It will include information on issues such as eating disorders, cyberbullying and social media;
  7. Asking the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted to look into how to assess whether health and education systems are working together on the issue, perhaps through joint inspections on children’s mental health and wellbeing.

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