Kate Middleton Shares Family Photo When Talking to Children About Mental Health

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Up to 370 schools are to join one of the largest child mental health trials in the world to gather evidence about what helps to keep youngsters well.

Teachers and instructors will practice a series of different techniques with students, including breathing and muscle relaxation exercises. The plans include dedicated mental health workforce for schools and teaching pupils what good mental health looks like.

Place2Be, a children's mental health charity which has the duchess as its royal patron, is behind Children's Mental Health Week which this year has a theme of Healthy: Inside and Out, focusing on the connection between physical and mental health.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced the trial to mark the start of Children's Mental Health Week.

Had there been space allocated in the new children's hospital for children's acute mental health, these child and youth beds at the Dube Centre could have been converted to adult beds to create better conditions.

The NHS Leeds MindMate website - at www.mindmate.org.uk - provides mental health and emotional wellbeing advice and information for young people in Leeds as well as for parents and carers.

"We are rolling out significant additional resources to schools to improve mental health provision at an earlier stage through the Government's Green Paper proposals, including awareness of "mental health first aid" techniques and teams of trained mental health staff to work with and in schools".

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'Schools and teachers don't have all the answers, nor could they, but we know they can play a special role'.

Children and young people who usually get less than the recommended 9 hours sleep on a school night are more likely to feel that worries get in the way of school work (32% vs 22%). The council states that it wouldn't be right for them to only treat 35% of children with a broken arm, so why should only this many children receive support and care for mental health struggles.

These vulnerable young people face stigma and judgment; they often feel isolated from their peers, and insecure about having an illness others don't understand.

He has co-written a book called Social Media and Mental Health in Schools.

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Kleiner-Mann spoke of Kate's dedication during her visit, saying that, "She was so engaging and was interested in how Place2Be fitted into the whole school community".

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