As millions of teens up and down the country battle with crippling anxiety and nerves as they sit GCSE and A-levels, St John Ambulance reveals an overwhelming majority of 10–17-year-olds (75%) believe mental health first aid should be taught in schools and made compulsory alongside physical first aid. Teaching physical
During March and April this year over 1,700 students were invited to try Hidden Strength, a new government backed mental health app specifically designed for young people. The students aged 13 – 19 at Windsor Boys School and Windsor Girls School, trialed in–app content, wellbeing tools and 1:1 sessions with
Founded in 2020 by Linsey Lunny, Hidden Strength is a unique mental health platform for 13-24 year olds. As the NHS struggles with funding, and are dealing with an overwhelming number of young people with mental health issues, Hidden Strength aims to become its ‘go-to’ portal for advice, guidance and support.
Students will benefit from more joined-up support from their universities thanks to the creation of the first ever student support champion the government has announced. Higher and further education minister Michelle Donelan has appointed Edward Peck CBE, who is vice-chancellor and president of Nottingham Trent University, to the new role, which
As a nation, we are talking more openly about mental health. The stigma that was once attached has diminished rapidly thanks to national and world-wide campaigns which have encouraged us all to speak up. With members of the royal family, celebrities and athletes speaking about their own struggles, seeking help