Five ways to tackle the mental health taboo in the classroom

While teachers cannot take over the role of psychiatrists, there are many small, practical steps they can take to tackle discrimination, raise awareness and help children feel less isolated when they are at their lowest. This article from the Guardian’s ‘Teacher Network’ suggests five small, practical steps teachers take to stop discrimination and raise awareness about mental health problems among students.
fiveways Encourage young people to help their friends understand their illness by telling them their story. Further reading: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2014/dec/02/mental-health-taboo-classroom?CMP=share_btn_tw&utm_content=bufferac6ee&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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