Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and to mark it, we have announced that thousands of children and young people will benefit from better support and expert advice in school and college.
Dr Alex George, the A&E doctor who regularly appears as the resident doctor on ITV’s Lorraine, has been appointed by the Government as its Youth Mental Health Ambassador.
The country’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has said that it is “absolutely universally accepted that there are huge advantages for children to be in school”.
We know that the pandemic and the associated measures and restrictions, such as social distancing and school closures, will be impacting on the mental wellbeing of some children and young people.
Despite the unprecedented challenges the global Covid pandemic has created this year, the Department for Education has been delivering on the Government’s promise to provide world-class education, training and care for everyone, whatever their background.
Today’s blog looks at our funding for University Mental Health Day and how we’re celebrating World Book Day.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at research carried out by University College London, which found that one in 20 teachers in England are reporting a long-lasting mental health problem and their wellbeing has not improved over the past …
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the coverage of the first State of the Nation on report on Children and Young People’s Wellbeing.
Mental health is just as important as physical health – and should be treated as such. This government has made mental health a priority. On top of teaching pupils about mental health through the new health education curriculum, we will also be providing guidance to schools on the different tools available to schools to measure pupil wellbeing for different purposes.
Technologies like AI and automation are transforming the way we live and work and bringing huge benefits to our economy, but it also means that jobs are evolving and some roles will soon become a thing of the past.