Up to 370 British schools will take part in one of the largest trials in the world to find the best ways of supporting the mental health and well-being of school kids, Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced Monday.
Two of them involve short information sessions for secondary school pupils, while three "lighter-touch" programmes in primaries will draw on the mindfulness, breathing and muscle relaxation techniques.
The funding announcement made by Fleming and Darcy was made at the second annual Ministry of Education school community mental health conference in Vancouver, which is being held February 4-5. Again, adorable! Besides talking to the young students and sharing her flawless family portrait, the Duchess of Cambridge also learned more about the school programs tailored to support the children's mental health, including the daily mile which encourages the students to be more active. A magnitude of factors can instigate change in a persons' mental health, from stress at work, the weather, hormones, or pressures to fit into society. Mental health is a topic that is close to the royals' hearts.
'Schools and teachers don't have all the answers, nor could they, but we know they can play a special role'.
"We want children and young people, parents and teachers to be confident that mental health in schools has an absolutely robust evidence base".
"I'm pleased to see so many teachers signing up and completing the Youth MHFA course at Woodbridge School, to ensure that they feel confident in dealing with the issues that come their way, offering reassurance to our pupils that they are not alone and that it is ok not to be ok".
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The Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by delighted primary school pupils at Lavender Primary School.
"This world-leading research which, we at the Anna Freud Centre are proud to be leading, will provide that and has the potential to transform mental health promotion in schools across England". The council states that it wouldn't be right for them to only treat 35% of children with a broken arm, so why should only this many children receive support and care for mental health struggles.
During her visit to Alperton today, Kate also joined headteacher Mr McKenna and students taking part at the Random Acts of Kindness Club.
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This trial is the latest development in the Government's increased investment in children's developmental health within the school system.
Any parent anxious about their child's mental health and who needs help or support can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000. "Crucially, services like these can lessen the anxiety, pain and anguish that some teens go through, but also reduce their need for intensive support further down the line".