Mental health in the education system
Vulnerable children in Ireland have been subject to some of the gravest and systematic human rights violations in our history. Yet still today, we fail to fully protect the rights of children with mental health problems.
One particular area of concern is how mental health is approached in the education system.
At the moment neither children nor teachers are getting sufficient support on mental health in schools. By ensuring we adopt a “whole-school” approach in an early intervention setting, we can have a truly positive affect on people’s education prospects, their mental health, their teachers, their families, their classmates and ultimately society as a whole.
But we need the Minister for Education to prioritise this - and we need your support to make his happen. Please write to Minister Ruairi Quinn today.