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    Hi all,
    I have just signed a petition on the UK government website for mental health education to be introduced as a compulsory national curriculum subject.
    As someone who suffers with depression this would have really helped me when I was younger.
    According to the mental health charity YoungMinds, 3 kids in every class in the UK have a mental health condition. That's 850,000 in the UK!
    If PE is a mandatory subject at school then why isn't mental health? I would have found this so much more beneficial. Plus it would benefit CAMHS, NHS, etc
    If anyone else has suffered with mental health, would you have found mental health education at school a positive step?
    The petition is here if you want to have a look and sign if you agree.
    Thanks
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    (Original post by Nattie77)
    Hi all,
    I have just signed a petition on the UK government website for mental health education to be introduced as a compulsory national curriculum subject.
    As someone who suffers with depression this would have really helped me when I was younger.
    According to the mental health charity YoungMinds, 3 kids in every class in the UK have a mental health condition. That's 850,000 in the UK!
    If PE is a mandatory subject at school then why isn't mental health? I would have found this so much more beneficial. Plus it would benefit CAMHS, NHS, etc
    If anyone else has suffered with mental health, would you have found mental health education at school a positive step?
    The petition is here if you want to have a look and sign if you agree.
    Thanks
    Yea it would be great, but there are already too many subjects


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    I worry that people's constantly talking about mental health is affecting the nation's mental health. Also that it is becoming a default expectation that there is something wrong with you, such that you've only to work out what it is in order that you can set about setting it right. "What's your disorder?" as it might once have been "what's your star-sign?"

    Being miserable as a teenager isn't evidence of something wrong and more likely suggests something as right: that's a difficult time and a properly sensitive soul will sometimes be troubled. And in adulthood too, I'm afraid.

    I hope it won't seem that I am trivialising mental health issues. My concern is that these are being trivialised.
 
 
 
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