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(UK) Welsh school gets $2.8K (US); staff to get 'mental health first aid training.'

Dec 22, 2018, Glamorgan Gem: Local store supports school's mental health project http://www.glamorgan-gem.co.uk/article.cfm?id=125556&headline=Local%20store%20supports%20school%27s%20mental%20health%20project&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018 Llantwit Major School has launched a mental health awareness project, led by pupil ambassadors with the Parent Forum and sponsors, Co-op. The school will be training pupils and working on relevant year group information. Staff will also have access to ‘mental health first aid training’ so that they are able to help and guide pupils when they need support. … The school is grateful to the staff at the Co-op who undertook a fundraising campaign to provide money to support the development of mental health awareness. … “We raised £2,242.74. [$2.8K US dollars] I chose to raise money for the school as I have personally dealt with mental health issues for over 12 years and I felt there just isn’t enough support within the community, not only for adults, but for children as well. “The money will be used to provide additional training to staff to help identify mental health issues early and provide safe and accessible support to children and parents. "I want these children to know there is support within the school if they ever feel that they need it, and know it’s ok not to be ok. …