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(UK) Mental health training to help students cope

Aug 16, 2017, UK Telegraph: More than 100,000 teenagers a year to get mental health training to help them cope with exam stress http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/16/100000-teenagers-year-get-mental-health-training-help-cope-exam/ More than 100,000 teenagers a year will be given mental health training to help them cope with the pressure of exam and build up their self-esteem, the Prime Minister announces today. Theresa May will unveil plans to make a new mental health awareness course part of the National Citizen Service programme for teenagers in a bid to reduce the levels of depression and anxiety. Mental health issues disproportionately affect young people, with over half of mental health problems starting by the age of 14 and 75 per cent by the age of 18. … Under the plans the NCS is developing a dedicated mental health awareness course for teenagers talking part in NCS and offering mental health training for more than 10,000 frontline NCS staff to improve support to young people....