Mental Health Education Starts Today !
Sep 1, 2020 —
I’m so excited to be writing to you on the day the Mental Health Education launches across England & Wales for the first time as part of the reformed curriculum !
This progress came thanks to the immense support you have shown for this cause and I’m so proud to see our feedback in consultations make it into the final curriculum. Here’s an extract of the statement from the Secretary of State for Education:
‘Teaching about mental wellbeing is central to these subjects, especially as a priority for parents is their children’s happiness. We know that children and young people are increasingly experiencing challenges, and that young people are at particular risk of feeling lonely. The new subject content will give them the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and receive support if problems arise.’
Today I am also recording two podcast appearances exploring in more depth the age appropriate education included for primary and secondary pupils. These will be shared in a future update.
Thanks you again for your outpouring of support. Similar progress for Scotland and Northern Ireland is very much on the way so do share this to keep the pressure on.
Many thanks, Bobby Temps
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