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(UK) All 6th graders in Scottish Borders will get mental health training; it's 'exciting'

June 26, 2018, Scotland, BBC News: Scottish Borders pupils train in mental health first aid https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-44614606 All sixth year students in the Scottish Borders are to be trained in mental health first aid. It is part of wider efforts to ensure children and young people are aware of the issue. … The programme - funded by the Scottish government and Comic Relief - aims to help young people understand the importance of good emotional health…. "We are trying to break the stereotypes and the taboo around mental health which gives you more information so that you can talk to people and help them deal with things," said one pupil. Angela Freeman, Scottish Borders co-ordinator with Quarriers, said the service being offered was "really exciting". …