Prime Minister tackle mental health
Prime Minister to tackle mental health – what do you think?
Prime Minister, Theresa May is going to announce plans to overhaul mental health services and transform attitudes towards mental health issues in a speech. The PM will announce extra training for teachers, more online self-checking and a review of mental health services.
Plans to tackle the "hidden injustice" and stigma of mental illness have been revealed by Theresa May. In the speech, Mrs May announced:
- Every secondary school to be offered mental health first aid training as the Government reckon 1 in 4 people go through a mental health problem at some point in our lives –- but really we all have mental health and we all go through tough times.
- Expanding online services to allow symptom checks before getting a face-to-face appointment. As it saves time and also doing some research about the cause.
Mental health - Children & young people
- 68% rise in the number of young people being admitted to hospital because of self harm over the last 10 years
- 80,000 children and young people who suffer from severe depression
- 50% of adults with mental health problems were diagnosed in childhood
- 95% of young people in prison have a mental health illness
What do you think of her plans? Do you think the government will help people struggling with mental health issues? Will it help tackle the stigma surrounding mental health and get people talking about how they’re feeling?