I would like to award Blog of the month to Heidi Jackson for http://www.vik.org.uk/2012/08/13/voices-that-need-to-be-heard-mental-health-in-schools/
I totally agree that if anxiety and other mental health conditions were discussed more openly in schools it would broaden peoples understanding and help young people with mental health problems to know that they are not alone. There was never any discussions around mental health when I was at school – although that was a little while ago now So I hope things have improved since then. The greater people’s understanding, the more we challenge stigma and identify people who need support.
YoungMinds has a project called YoungMInds in Schools where we work with schools to look at whole school wellbeing among other things. If you think your school would benefit, show them the link.
Thanks for your great blog entry Heidi and to everyone else for their great contributions this month.