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RP Children and Youth Council: Psychoeducation is lacking in schools. There is too little access to psychological help

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published April 20, 2023 08:47

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The core curriculum lacks knowledge of mental health first aid. This is one of the conclusions reached at a roundtable meeting of the Council of Children and Youth of the Republic of Poland. The meeting, held at the Ministry of Education and Science, was related to the discussion of the report on the mental health of children and adolescents.

- We have an instruction manual on how to deal with a cardiac arrest, we have instructions on how to change a wheel in a car. However, the public space still lacks instructions on what to do at the first signs of a mental health crisis," Aleksandra Horoszko, chairwoman of the Council of Children and Youth of the Republic of Poland, said at a press briefing after the session.

As the authors of the report in question note, according to UNICEF, 1 in 7 children and adolescents around the world face mental disorders. In Poland, the situation is no better. More and more children and adolescents are experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorders or addictions. Neglecting the mental health of young...

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