- “Hayley Wood-Thompson, Gracie’s PE teacher at The John Warner School in Hertfordshire, says about half of the girls feel the same.
- Image copyright – The John Warner School – – – – – Image caption – – Hayley Wood-Thompson is a PE teacher at The John Warner School – – – – The UK’s chief medical officer recommends school-age children do at least an hour of exercise each day.
- The school also now divides its PE programme into pathways, allowing girls and boys to choose how much competitive and outdoors sport to do.
- Image copyright – The John Warner School – – – – – Image caption – – Gracie’s activities include field days and camps with the Combined Cadet Force – – – – Gracie Rowe chose the girls-only pathway and liked it.
- Last year the school nominated her as a leader on the Youth Sport Trust’s Girls’ Active programme, which aims to tackle girls’ negative body images, improve attitudes to physical activity and to make sport more relevant to them.
Girls are half as likely as boys to be physically active – and lack of confidence is to blame.
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- England’s children’s commissioner Anne Longfield has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that the care system has been too focused on child safeguarding in the past, and not enough on helping children recover from traumatic upbringings.
- She said there should be “a presumption” among those working in the sector that all children in care should receive support for their mental health.
- Children in care are four times more likely to have a mental health condition.
‘Speed up mental health support for children in care’
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- When I was really ill with anorexia, it was a method of channeling all this energy that I would have otherwise put into something destructive, into making something really positive.
- It’s something that I enjoy, something that other people love to hear.
- So, channeling all those bad things into something good.
Ten people share the secret objects that bring them comfort
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- When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health.
- In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions.
- Sangu Delle is an entrepreneur and clean water activist.
- A TED Fellow who hails from Ghana, he sees incredible potential in the African economy.
When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: “Being honest about how we feel doesn’t make us weak — it makes us human.”
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- Mental health problems affect your moods and the way you behave, think and react.
- If you have thoughts, feelings and reactions that feel difficult for a long time and get in the way of how you want to live your life, you could have a mental health problem.
- We don’t know why some people get mental health problems and some people don’t.
- [My mental health problem] kept me from being the person who I was,” – – Doctors have grouped together certain feelings, thoughts and behaviours and given them names (diagnoses).
- “I just wanted to say never give up, find and talk to people who won’t judge you” – – Looking after your mental health doesn’t always mean you can avoid mental health problems.
Here’s how to take care of your mind & recognise when you might need support.
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- Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them.
- “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained.
- “I saw some of the first sets of training that we’re doing for teachers and staff in schools so they can better identify when young people have mental health problems and to know what is the right support to give to those young people.”
- We’ve increased the number of mental health beds for young people and we’re putting record amounts of funding into mental health in the national health service.
- “That’s why one of the things I’ve been doing is actually looking at the community mental health services for young people and reviewing that across the country because it is patchy.
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- Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) — Noontime variety show host Joey de Leon’s comments on depression triggered a storm of online criticism — but this time, celebrities are also weighing in.
- De Leon was criticized on Thursday for saying on ‘Eat Bulaga’ that those with depression were only pretending.
- Related: Netizens call out Joey de Leon for remark on depression, Maine Mendoza praised – – Co-host Maine Mendoza, on the other hand, was praised for her remarks that depression was not a joke and those suffering from it needed support.
- Mental health bill author Sen. Risa Hontiveros added on Friday that depression is “not a self-inflicted invention.”
- De Leon’s remarks coincide with the celebration of Depression Awareness Month this October.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) — Noontime variety show host Joey de Leon’s comments on depression triggered a storm of online criticism — but this time, celebrities are also weighing in.
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- Image caption – – In 2016, Boy Y was sent, by Norfolk County Council – which is responsible for his care – hundreds of miles away to a secure unit in Scotland – – – – A teenager who was a risk to himself and the public could not be…
- Secure accommodation was sought for Boy Y, from Norfolk, in July but none was available.Mr Justice Holman, who ruled on an injunction over the case, said the lack of secure beds was “scandalous”.
- In response, Boy Y was sent by Norfolk County Council – responsible for his care – hundreds of miles away to a secure unit in Scotland.
- Mental health beds for young people – – – – – – – – – There are about 1,440 hospital beds for children and young people with mental health problems in the NHS in England.A recent review found they were not evenly spread – for example, some areas had no…
- Eleven days later, the council decided he should go back to a secure unit.But by then, his bed had gone and his father was told none for adolescents were available in England, Scotland or Wales.
A teenager at risk to himself and others could not be found a secure mental health bed for a month.
Continue reading “Lack of secure mental health beds scandalous, says judge”
- But the Welsh Government’s new scheme is the first to result from a nationally driven initiative, albeit initially in three pilot areas.Specialist health staff will be on hand to offer advice and support to teachers at the pilot schools in North East, South East and West Wales to help tackle…
- The Welsh Government believes that getting mental health professionals into schools on a more regular basis – around a couple of hours a week – will help monitor the wellbeing of pupils before more serious complications develop.
- Yoga sessions and apps for mindfulness therapy are part of one Welsh school’s plans to promote mental health for their pupils.
- Image caption – – Welsh Health Sec Vaughan Gething and Education Secretary Kirsty Williams with pupils at Crickhowell High School discussing mental health challenges for teenagers – – – – Staff at Crickhowell High School have drawn up a wellbeing strategy in recognition of increasing pressures on teenagers, both academic…
- It was here that the Welsh Government’s Health Secretary Vaughan Gething and Education Secretary Kirsty Williams unveiled what was billed as a unique initiative to improve mental health amongst schoolchildren.They both emphasised the importance of Health and Education departments working together, something which might not have happened in previous years…
The Welsh Government’s £1.4m scheme aims to tackle youth mental health issues before they escalate.
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- A puffin photograph is great addition to any wildlife photographer’s portfolio.
- The temperature of the sea is rising and the sand eels that the puffins feed on don’t like the warmer sea temperatures.
- The puffins are finding it harder and harder to find them.
- Throughout the summer of 2017, members of the public have been sending the RSPB thousands of photographs of puffins feeding in locations from as far south as the Channel Islands to Unst in the north of the Shetland Isles.
- A lack of food means that puffin numbers have dropped to around 50-60% of what they were 25 years ago.
Actually, it’s the contents of their beaks which are of the most interest.
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