Mental health and wellbeing lessons to be compulsory in school curriculum
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Children from a very young age and within the society we now live in would benefit hugely to adding mental health and wellbeing lessons to their curriculum on a weekly basis even if it's a 20-30 minute discussion on feelings, emotions and how to use different teqniques effectively to help them regulate and understand that they are not alone and we experience all kinds of emotions. Children are subject to many pressures in school and at home and with society and media adding more and more pressure onto our children we all need to sign and support what I believe to be one of the most powerful effective lessons a child will ever receive. Learning that our emotions are important and that everyone deals with things differently but ultimately giving them the right tools and guidance explaining to them that it's ok to cry, it's ok to feel worried or scared but let's help them in their early years before the problem becomes worse and can cause deeper mental health problems in later life because they didn't know how to regulate their emotions, they didn't know others felt like that too, they didn't know that they would get support, they didn't know because they are one of a huge number of children in one classroom, all with huge individual personalities and needs. By addressing this at a young age children are far more likely to have a better understanding of others and their own feelings and emotions and to realise they are not alone. Simple techniques can be put in place from nursery age but ultimately I want to aim this at primary level. If you are a parent or carer and aggree with anything I have stated please please sign and share. Thanks so much for reading
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