HealthUnlocked is joining together with UK charity, The Shaw Mind Foundation, to call for compulsory mental health education in schools across the UK.
An overwhelming majority of British parents say protecting their children’s mental health is one of their top concerns and that children should be taught more about mental health issues at school, according to a survey. Yet mental health education is not compulsory in schools.
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Talking about the new partnership, our CEO, Jorge Armanet, said: “We believe that raising awareness around mental illness and ensuring everyone has access to support is absolutely fundamental. We are delighted to formally back HeaducationUK, educating all young people about mental health within schools. By sharing more experiences and knowing how to support one another we can break isolation and improve lives for millions of people.”
A YouGov poll of almost 1,000 British parents with children 18 and under found that:
- 80 per cent said protecting their children’s mental health was a top concern
- 79 per cent agree that children should be taught more about mental health in schools
- 57 per cent said their family has been affected by mental health issues
- 45 per cent agreed that in general, schools are failing to look after the mental health of children
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