Introduce Mental Health Education on to the UK National Curriculum
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Mental Health is one of the most relevant subjects for young people, yet it is almost never taught in UK schools. An estimated three children in every classroom have diagnosable mental health disorders, but without schools teaching them about dealing with mental illness many young people are left feeling isolated and confused.
We are EduMind, a student-run campaign group who are determined to change this. We are aiming to introduce mental health education into schools across the United Kingdom, and hopefully change the curriculum to make the teaching of mental health issues compulsory. If we succeed, it could mean an altogether healthier generation of young people, who are equipped with the best information about how to keep their minds healthy and how to deal with a wide range of mental illnesses.
As well as this, some people still view mental health as a taboo subject, but teaching people about it and getting them talking from a young age will help in eliminating the stigma, which in turn could make it easier for youths affected by mental health disorders to find help and support.
We truly believe that, with your help, we can achieve our goal, so show your support by signing this petition and sharing our message.
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