Robust mental health strategy is crucial for every school


By Deirdre McConnell
on 27 April, 2015

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Recent media reports highlight that young people, especially girls, are experiencing a sharp rise in emotional problems.

In the latest research, a study of key stage three pupils says girls face particular pressures, including risk factors such as a drive to achieve unrealistic body images and increasing sexualisation of young women.

Young Minds describes the evidence as shocking, and provide resources to empower young people, parents and teachers to promote positive mental health.

A head of wellbeing in every secondary school could help to proactively ensure e-safety, identify needs and implement safe, effective and evidence-based early interventions to address student mental health and reverse the downturn.

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