Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has presented a petition to the Assembly calling for mental health and wellbeing to become compulsory within the Northern Ireland school curriculum.
Roy Beggs MLA said: “Mental health is a major challenge in Northern Ireland. One in ten children have a mental health problem and over a quarter of university and college students here suffer from mental health difficulties.
“Speaking in the Assembly on Monday I commended the work of Sara Patterson, a year 14 pupil at Carrickfergus Grammar School, who is seeking to make mental health and wellbeing a compulsory and more significant part of the NI School Curriculum. With the support of her friends, Sara has collected signatures by going door to door in her local community. She has also organised an online petition using Change.org (more…)Read More