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Wales: ‘whole school’ plan to reform mental health support

07 November 2018

The Welsh Government has embarked on a ‘whole school’ approach in the reform of mental health support for young people.

It announced that a task group will be set up to accelerate work on preventing mental health and wellbeing issues from escalating.

The group will look at the new curriculum being developed, and consider issues such as staff training, as well as highlighting any gaps in provision, and ensuring energy and resources are targeted for maximum benefit.

Education secretary Kirsty Williams said: ‘What we’re talking about here is an approach that goes right across the school, connects activities already taking place and identifies where we can go further and faster.

‘We want schools to become exemplary in the way they promote mental health and wellbeing.’

 

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