Mandatory support class in schools

I believe that at least once a week pupils have a chance to discuss openly how their feeling and what their worries are as a collective peer to peer support, this may also be guided by a professional counsellor.

Why the contribution is important

gives pupils the chance to be open and have their feelings acknowledged , doing it at school level will help to break the stigma even more so for the next generation and allow people to seek support and assistance sooner rather than later.

by bo2u2001 on November 24, 2018 at 07:13PM

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  • Posted by endowarrior_x November 25, 2018 at 23:55

    It's important that pupils know that they can go to any member of school staff when they need support. The thing that's often needed is for that to be signposted so that the pupils are aware. There's also the need of highlighting that asking for help is nothing to be ashamed about and it doesn't define you as a person. Schools can play a huge part in trying to elimanate stigma towards mental health.
  • Posted by Gracesmall73 December 04, 2018 at 16:54

    I think school guidance/counsellors should have more training as I personally have had an extremely bad experience with help at school. I received very little to no help for the past 3 years and only now in my final year of school am I offered a mental health nurse to see me. The suggestion of the nurse did not come from the school, rather from my doctor
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