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Counselling To Help Children Cope With Class

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7:02am 15th July 2014

Stressed out Cornish schoolchildren as young as 10 are going to get counselling to help them with life in the classroom.

A project has won half a million pounds of funding. It will cover Penzance, Hayle and St Ives and Saltash, Torpoint, Callington, Liskeard and Looe.

Almost half of 10 to 14 year olds say they're under so much pressure they have trouble sleeping.

A previous YouGov survey revealed 59% saying they feel worried or sad at least once a week. However, only around 25 per cent of young people needing treatment for mental health problems actually receive it and usually only once they reach 18.

The HeadStart programme aims to develop ways of dealing with mental health issues before they become deep-rooted problems. Focussing primarily on schools, the HeadStart partners will offer a range of approaches, including peer mentoring, mental health ‘first aid’ training, online portals and special resilience lessons helping pupils aged 10-14 feel they have support at in the classroom as well as at home and tackling the stigma that can often surround the issues of mental health.

The results of the pilot will be used to put together long term plans that could benefit from a multi-million pound share of HeadStart funding.  

Andrew Wallis is in charge of keeping children safe at the council. He said: “This crucial investment from Big Lottery to involve young people in the design and re-shaping of services that help and identify improved ways of working to prevent the onset of mental ill health has come at an important time for the Council

“We look forward to working with young people and our partners to improve support and intervention in school, in the community and at home which will enable children, particularly those who are more vulnerable, to deal with the challenges of growing up and support a healthy life into adulthood.

"Our young people in Cornwall are, and will continue to be, an integral part of the development of the project."

7:02am 15th July 2014

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