Student Mental Health


Mental health is a subject that we are much more open about discussing these days which can only be a good thing.

In education and the workplace the support of those suffering a physical and visible illness or disability has improved dramatically in past years. Following that with the same support for invisible illness and disability, including mental health issues, has been slower. In part due to the nature of the illness, but also partly due to the taboo of talking about these subjects.

As the article below explains, student take up of counselling at university has skyrocketed. With rising costs of education come rising feelings of pressure. It would seem logical to assume that this can pass down to students at school level, feeling the ever growing pressure of tighter exam criteria and more testing.

Offering our children the right support for mental health issues at an early stage, and encouraging openness can only be a good thing. This transparency will follow a generation into University and the workplace and we can strive for improvements for everyone.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/sep/23/university-mental-health-services-face-strain-as-demand-rises-50


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