The UK government is considering plans to introduce in secondary schools in the country ongoing programme of psychological assistance for children to facilitate children’s access to psychologists and to allow professionals to monitor the condition of the pupils, reports The Telegraph.
Among the prominent figures who supported the initiative, Prince Harry, recently publicly declared that after the death of his mother, Princess Diana, he needed psychological help to cope with the loss.
The Prince was supported by his brother the Duke of Cambridge, with whom the sons of Diana, Princess of Wales founded the charity organization Heads Together. The organization is engaged in educational activities, encouraging people to seek psychological help.
The head of the UK government Theresa may was also supported by the speech of Prince Harry, stating that it will help many people to understand that «they are not alone.»
Over the past 25 years the number of teenagers suffering from depression and anxiety has increased in Britain by 70%.