The Mental Health Foundation, has today (10 October 2018) launched a new campaign focussing on the mental health of schoolchildren in Scotland.
The campaign coincides with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day, which is young people and health in a changing world.
The Mental Health Foundation is campaigning to ensure every child in Scotland receives an education with mental health at its heart, with the ambition of making schools mentally healthy places for all who attend and work in them using a ‘whole-school’ approach to prevention.
Teachers, leadership, the curriculum, children, and access to support all contribute to creating a mentally healthy, nurturing environment for children and young people.
Young people are facing unprecedented pressures in their lives, which are contributing to mental health problems including anxiety, depression, self-harm and eating disorders.