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Make ‘Mental Health Studies’ a separate subject in the National Curriculum

Submitted by Simon Baum on Saturday 4th June 2022

Published on Tuesday 7th June 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 21st December 2022

Signatures: 1,572

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Anxiety ~ Children ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Education ~ Media ~ mentalhealth ~ National Curriculum ~ Pandemic ~ People ~ Physics ~ Primary ~ Re ~ Schools ~ Secondary ~ Secondary schools ~ Social media ~ Studies ~ The National ~ Wellbeing ~ Young people

Petition Action

Make ‘Mental Health Studies’ a separate subject in the National Curriculum

Petition Details

We’re calling on the Government to add a new subject ‘Mental Health Studies’ and give this the same status as Physical Education in both primary and Secondary schools.

Additional Information

The Government’s COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance report says:

‘Evidence suggests that some children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing has been substantially impacted during the pandemic.’

Modules could include;
Mindfulness
Meditation
The effects of social media, nutrition and sleep on mental health
CBT to help with anxiety


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