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Welsh schools mental health scheme to ‘tackle stigma’

BBC – Staff Writer

“Time to Change Wales, started in 2012 to raise mental health awareness among adults, will run a young people’s programme. It will initially work with pupils, teachers and parents at nine schools, using Big Lottery funding. Programme manager Lowri Wyn Jones said it was important to tackle mental health “stigma” at a young age. One in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem, Time to Change Wales said, with the associated stigma and discrimination often making life “even harder”. The scheme will pilot in three schools in south Wales – Blackwood Comprehensive, Mountain Ash Comprehensive, and Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda – with others in mid and north Wales to follow.”(more)

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