Provincial support of school resources for mental health to support students

Thursday, 07 Feb, 2019

The funding will help more than 1,500 schools with students who are not getting the mental health help that they require, reports Crain's Detroit Business. In a second, mental health specialists or trained teachers will offer classes for pupils and teachers to understand mental health and disorders.

The duchess, who is patron of children's mental health charity Place2Be, has been always been vocal about children's mental wellbeing.

Damian Hinds, the education secretary, will announce the projects today to mark children's mental health week.

After the Parkland shooting, students in MI advocated for better health services in their schools, hoping it would help decrease school violence.

The NHS Leeds MindMate website - at www.mindmate.org.uk - provides mental health and emotional wellbeing advice and information for young people in Leeds as well as for parents and carers.

Recently, national reports have shown an explosion in children reporting mental health issues, but it is claimed that services provided are often not meeting demand, with NHS budgets being stretched.

Ms Corne said that the sessions help youngsters improve physical and mental wellbeing and counter pressure about how young people should look, feel and behave.

"Schools and teachers don't have all the answers, nor could they, but we know they can play a special role which is why we have launched one of the biggest mental health trials in schools".

To explore what works in schools to support young people's mental wellbeing, the trials will test five different approaches.

She then went inside where she met with children, who had each brought in an object that makes them happy.

Late past year, Former Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that approved $30 million for school mental health services in MI schools.

Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Lavender Primary School in London, Britain, February 5, 2019.

Student mental health and substance use are key focuses of ERASE (Expect Respect and a Safe Education), the Province's safe school strategy that is being expanded to also focus on gang prevention, social media and online safety, and support students of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

This trial is the latest development in the Government's increased investment in children's developmental health within the school system.