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Mental Health resources

Ruth Tarrant

30th November 2015

Recent surveys have shown that, on average, 3 children in a typical class suffer from some sort of mental health problem (although many never report it because of fear of stigma), and that over 60% of teenagers have carried out recent internet searches on depression. The government has pledged £1.25bn for youth mental health services over the next 5 years, but parents and schools also have a role to play. Another recent survey, reported here by the BBC, showed that 55% of parents had never talked about mental health issues with their children, with 20% of those saying that they had no idea how to start a conversation on the topic.

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been an enthusiastic Head of Economics and Politics for many years, having taught in a variety of schools and at university level. She is also a Senior Examiner. Ruth is passionate about boosting the quality of teaching and learning across all subjects in schools and colleges.

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