Sally Dicketts

Three pillars of learning can hold up mental health

As the government gets to grip with mental ill health among young people, neuroscience offers colleges the practical steps to help young people learn to help themselves

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The mental health and wellbeing of our young people is quite rightly capturing the attention of the country’s leaders. Last month, prime minister Theresa May announced the piloting of new schemes to ensure schools and colleges work with the NHS to support young people with mental health problems. This was welcomed by Association of Colleges president Ian Ashman, who last year campaigned to improve mental health support services in the sector.

The campaign was prompted by a survey of college staff, which revealed that two-thirds felt they had significant numbers of students with undisclosed ...

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