Sign our petition to put mental health at the heart of what children learn in school
Our school children are facing a crisis in mental health with fast-rising rates of depression, anxiety and self-harm.
We need to act now and believe that mental health and wellbeing should be at the heart of children’s school experience.
We have launched a campaign to demand:
Let’s help young people support one another and break down the stigma often associated with mental health by introducing a peer-led mental health programme in every school.
Let’s give teachers the knowledge and confidence to make schools mentally healthy places by training all teachers in mental health and resilience.
Let’s guarantee all school children a minimum of one hour per week of personal and social education that explores the root causes of mental ill health, delivered by well-trained teachers.
Let’s provide mental health support workers in addition to independent counsellors in every school to help give pupils the timely support they need.
Let’s help school leaders understand what works by introducing a mental wellbeing measure in schools, such as a wellbeing questionnaire.
Mental health is not extra-curricular. Please sign today and join the Make It Count movement.