Should there be more mental health support in schools?


31st January 2024

Children’s mental health matters, which is why Children’s Mental Health Week (5-11 February) is such an important time for young people across the UK.

Right now, there are more than a million young people referred by doctors and other professionals to mental health services each year, with many waiting a long time to get support.

There are lots of pressures in the world right now and many of them are unique to children, like growing up in the aftermath of a global pandemic.

“We know that having people around us that we can talk to can make a difference to our mental health,” says YoungMinds. “We also know that the more supportive schools are, the more children and young people can thrive.”

Should there be more mental health support in schools?


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kb1. · 4 weeks ago

If we don't talk about our mental health, the problem will get bigger.

rumdumdum · 4 weeks ago

Definitely yes no-one likes being scared or sad, especially not a lot

pingu999 · 3 weeks ago

School is a safe place but can be scary if you can’t find a time or a lesson to share your feelings.