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(UK) Wales: Call for mandatory mental health training in schools

Aug 26, 2017, BBC: School mental health lessons 'should be mandatory' call http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-41010828 Lessons in emotional and mental health should be mandatory for all secondary schools in Wales, a charity has said. Samaritans Cymru said pupils should be taught how to cope with life events and ask for emotional support in a bid to reduce emotional distress and stamp out stigma surrounding mental health.... The charity said its most recent figures showed in 2015 more than 1,000 young people out of 18,000 referred to mental health services in 2016 waited more than six months for a first appointment. Research by the NSPCC has found 1,193 young people were admitted to A&E departments in Wales because of self-harm in 2015 - an increase of 41% in three years.