Mental Health in Education

  • March 18, 2021
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Mental health problems can drastically affect students lives and reduce the quality of learning, academic achievement and relationships with friends and family.

 

Mental health Statistics:

  • According to the UK Mental Health Foundation, 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
  • The number of children seeking help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in England has more than doubled between 2017-19.
  • The Centre for Mental Health, one young person in 10 will experience a mental health problem every year.
  • In a survey, it was revealed that emotional disorders were the most common disorder among school-age children, with 8.1% suffering with anxiety, depression, mania or bipolar affective disorder.
    Meanwhile, 4.6% had some kind of behaviour disorder, whilst 1.6% had a hyperactivity disorder.
  • 2018 survey by the National Education Union (NEU) revealed that almost half (49%) of secondary school education staff reported students had been suicidal because of the stress they are under.

Mental Health is important, we recognise that at Utopia Academy.

Being able to recognise and support kids mental health in schools matters because:

  • Mental health problems are common and often develop during childhood and adolescence.
  • They are treatable!
  • Early detection and intervention strategies work. They can help improve young people’s resilience and their ability to succeed in school & life.

Here are some ways to look after your mental health:

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