Encourage Schools To Take Mental Health More Seriously.
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Across schools throughout North Wales, thousands of children suffer with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and others. This petition is to urge schools and school governors to increase the range of help as well as include mental illness as an appropriate reason for a child to stay home or stay out of a lesson. Schools usually only offer CAMHS to children, a children’s association that provides counselling and support groups for people with mental health problems, however I believe that at school, help could be provided too, such as in school counselling sessions, time out cards and quiet zones for children to calm down and feel better, as CAMHS is usually heavily booked and it can be hard to get an emergency appointment as soon as it is needed, however with schools it is easier to get help as and when it is needed. I also believe that school nurses should be equipped with information on different sources of help so children do not feel alone. As mental health issues in children seem to be dramatically increasing, I believe that the choices of help available should also increase along side it. I also believe that schools should be more sympathetic, supportive, and caring towards students with mental health problems as if a student doesn’t feel comfortable talking I their parents, School is usually the place they choose to go with their problems. Please sign this petition to raise awareness of the lack of resources and help that schools provide children suffering through this so they feel like they are not alone.
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