It is great to see schools tackling mental health issues from a young age.
It really can make a difference to our young people if they can recognise symptoms in themselves, or their friends and family, and know where to go to seek help.
The country’s first school-led body to tackle pupils’ mental health issues is set to launch in Newcastle. The commission, called Healthy MindED, is being set up to tackle what is seen as a “horrific rise” in the problem across the nation’s schools. Made up of 11 leading figures in education and health services from the region and beyond, it will be sitting for the first time on Monday to discuss concerns over children’s emotional wellbeing. They are coming together in response to worries from school leaders across the North East about the lack of expert knowledge available to schools to help them properly deal with their students’ mental health issues.