The Duchess of Cambridge thrilled pupils at a Brent school on Tuesday morning (23 January) as she visited to launch a new mental health website.
Pupils at Roe Green Junior School in Brent sang to welcome the Duchess who was there to launch ‘Mentally Healthy Schools’ - a new website designed to help teachers talk to children about a range of issues including bereavement, anxiety and eating disorders.
The website, which has been trialled by the school, is designed to suit primary schools in England and includes more than 1,500 online resources.
Roe Green Junior School Headteacher Melissa Loosemore, said:
“It was a brilliant day for sign-posting a fantastic website from the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign, providing online resources for teachers and other members of staff and parents.
“It is one of the most important websites for mental health that there is, bringing together many valuable resources into one place.”
Cllr Mili Patel, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:
“Figures show that more than half of all mental health problems in adult life start by the age of 14, and as many as one in 10 young children experience a mental health issue before the age of 11.
“This new website is a welcome aide and one which will be available to all primary school teachers and staff, providing a one stop shop for advice and ideas that they can use in the classroom.”