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  • Louise Cheetham

Mental Health Awareness Week and a Government Investment

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and real awareness needs to start at home and be continued within schools.

Isolation, loneliness, a lack of control over your life: these are the words young people use when they are asked how their lives are afflicted by mental illness. It’s what Covid-19 has brought to many lives and why we have seen increasing numbers of people experiencing anorexia and bulimia in England during the pandemic.

Today the government announced a £17.4 million package for schools and colleges to bring together mental health experts and education staff to improve joint ways of working in local areas, so that children and young people receive the mental health support they need. It's not a minute too soon.

And, remember we have been advocating for this for years. So if you need a schooling solution that prioritises mental health then give us a call.

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