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Why don't schools teach about mental illnesses in schools? watch

    • Thread Starter

    I never learned about it in my secondary school. I mean obviously not in primary schools but in secondary and colleges/sixth forms. It's like it is a taboo subject that should not be known, yet so many people suffer from one mental illness. Any ideas why it's not taught in schools?
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    Very Important Poster
    I often wonder the same thing. Maybe if it was taught, then students with mental health issues would actually know who to turn to for help and what's likely to happen. There's been at least one thread I can think of recently where someone's asked what would happen if they told their teacher.
    • PS Reviewer

    PS Reviewer
    Not really sure - it really ought to be! There are various online petition campaigns to make it a compulsory part of PSCHE studies. There are also a few initiatives that are trying to address this gap in the market. For example, I am a Youth Wellbeing Trainer with Mindkit, a project run by local branches of Mind across 5 London boroughs. We go into secondary schools, youth clubs, further education colleges and unis in the local area, delivering workshops and assemblies about mental health, wellbeing and mindfulness: www.mindkit.org.uk
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