Mental Health

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1028
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following your call for increased awareness of mental ill health, do you think that schools educating children about mental ill health would make an effective way of raising awareness?

Answer

Answer for Mental Health

Answer for Mental Health

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Healthy Schools London programme, launched in 2013, supports and rewards London schools that promote mental health and wellbeing. Currently 73% of all London schools are involved (1710 schools) with 848 schools that have achieved a Bronze Award. Schools that have achieved a Bronze Award ensure that they address the emotional health and well-being of their pupils including implementing policies and practice to address anti-bullying and provide opportunities for children and young people to build confidence and self-esteem; develop responsibility, independence and resilience and learn how to assess risk and stay safe.