Well Being and Exam Stress

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-01-17
Session date: 
January 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/0291
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In the light of recent reports highlighting exam stress among pupils1, how are you supporting young people’s mental wellbeing in school?

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/dec/27/exam-stress-creating-troubled-generation-ex-civil-service-chief-gus-odonnell

Answers

Answer for Well Being and Exam Stress
Well Being and Exam Stress

Well Being and Exam Stress

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am continuing to work with Local Authorities and the NHS to develop London-wide tools to help support young Londoners, acting on the concerns raised about our young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Further details of this can be found here www.london.gov.uk/mental-health-school.

My Healthy Schools London programme supports schools to focus on the mental health and wellbeing of pupils, and I recently wrote to London headteachers providing a toolkit of resources they can use to support the young people in their care.  I am also funding the roll out of Youth Mental Health First Aid across all state schools In London.