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(UK) "Mental health ed" now compulsory in schools in England

July 19, 2018, Independent: Mental health education to be made compulsory in English schools https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/mental-health-education-england-compulsory-schools-sex-relationships-children-a8453596.html Health education is to be made compulsory in all schools in England under new government plans following growing concerns about mental health problems among young people. Children will be taught how to build mental resilience – as well as how to recognise when their peers are struggling with mental health issues – as part of statutory lessons, the government says…. Last year, more than 100,000 people signed a petition calling for mental health education to be made compulsory in primary and secondary schools. The petition - which was debated in parliament - highlighted that there had been a large rise in the number of young people being admitted to hospital because of self harm. …