Leeds parents urged to limit time children spend on social media

Oscar Cross
February 7, 2019

Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions said, the key to children getting the help they need is removing the stigma attached to mental health issues.

Teachers and instructors will practice a series of different techniques with students, including breathing and muscle relaxation exercises. These include a set of tools to increase understanding of mental health and mental disorders among both pupils and teachers.

Professor Jonathan Glazzard, who runs a United Kingdom first child mental health centre of excellence at Leeds Beckett University, is also advising families that one gadget-free day every week would be beneficial.

The trial, which will have instructors teach mental health and well being techniques to students, marks the beginning of Children's Mental Health Week and is scheduled to run until 2021.

Professor Glazzard heads up the UK's only university mental health centre at Leeds Beckett, which researches and lectures about the mental health of schoolchildren, teachers and trainee teachers.

Although equally important as our physical health, mental health can often go unnoticed and sometimes lead to detrimental effects on people's day-to-day lives.

Compulsory health education will be introduced in all schools, with children from primary-school age introduced gradually to issues relating to mental health, well-being and happiness.


In this article we're going to address recent figures revealing the effect of social media on children's mental health, and what support can be provided to help prevent and heal mental health problems.

Visiting a school, she hailed a budding artist as a "fantastic advert" for what young people can do.

The trials are created to explore the impact of different approaches at school, in recognition of the important role teachers can play in recognizing changes in pupils' behavior or mood.

"I'm incredibly excited by this initiative, which will help young people better understand their mental health and identify when they need to ask for help sooner".

The second school Kate visited was the Alperton Community School in Brent.

Following the shooting, students met with legislators to discuss increasing mental health services to reduce school violence, according to the SCHA-MI.

She joined a group of parents talking about the challenges of putting in place good routines and habits around sleep, screen time, healthy eating and exercise.

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