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Do we want our children living in fear?

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

"Glasgow secondary pupils who are “petrified” to go to school full-time believe a more blended learning approach is needed to help their mental health.

Teenagers from across the city hav a decline in their child's mental health, and are seeing changes in behaviour, mood and worryingly, personality.preading throughout schools." the Glasgow Live article goes on to say.


"As the pandemic rages on, demand for the mental health counsellor has increased with young people seeking support and advice every day"


Figures from MHFA state;


Half of mental ill health starts by age 15 and 75% develops by age 18

Mental ill health is the second-largest cause of burden of disease in England

Mental ill-health is oy said " I want to feel happy"

Do we want our children in school, and living in fear?

Or should we be looking harder at how to make schools safe, reducing numbers in school at any one time to allow social distancing and blended learning?



Many children in the Long Covid Kids Support group have been ill since March, many with disabling symptoms.



Photo credit Glasgow Live.


Parents are increasingly reporting a decline in their child's mental health, and are seeing changes in behaviour, mood and worryingly, for some personality.


One teenager asked " is it normal to feel sad all the time"

One primary school-aged boy said " I want to feel happy"


The government has a duty to care for our children's mental health, as well as their education.

#MentalHealthMatters #LongCovidKids #MakeSchoolsSafe´

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