Well, This Idea Sounds Nuts!

Campaigners are calling for the topic to be included in the national curriculum

Oh, what now? Well, would you believe, mental health?

… and for schools to provide counselling and support to any young person that needs it. Around one in five children has symptoms of depression, such as continually feeling low or sad, helpless or anxious, according to a survey for MindFull, a new mental health charity.

Isn’t that called growing up? And why do we need another new charity, I wonder? Who’s behind it?

Emma-Jane Cross, chief executive and founder of MindFull, said: “Too many children who try to speak out about the way they’re feeling are being let down or simply ignored. It’s unacceptable that so many are having to resort to harming themselves on purpose in order to cope, or worse still are thinking about ending their own lives. Early intervention is proven to help prevent adult mental health problems, so swift action must be taken now if we are to avoid a legacy of serious long-term mental illness.”

Gosh, that name seems awfully familiar

The charity, which is launched on Friday, said it will be working with schools to educate young people on how to cope with mental health issues. It will also offer 11 to 17-year-olds access to free online professional counselling and advice.

‘Free’, eh? I’m not mad enough to think it’s not costing me anything…

8 comments for “Well, This Idea Sounds Nuts!

  1. July 8, 2013 at 9:47 am

    “Hello. Dear. My name is Emma and I am your busy-body for today. Would you like a menu? We have some ‘specials’ for the little ones if you want. We can ‘listen’, and we can ‘coo’ and we can go ‘aahhh’. But anything tangible is off, dear. But you can still leave me a tip”.

    “Thank you Miss Emma. Don’t let the door smack your arse on the way out”.

  2. Penseivat
    July 8, 2013 at 10:39 am

    At first I thought this was just another one of those politically motivated socio-experiments the left wing work so hard at introducing. Then I realised it was in Croydon, so yes, I think it’s a brilliant idea!

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  3. Fidel Cuntstruck
    July 8, 2013 at 11:43 am

    This sort of counselling and support already goes on in Schools anyway – so why do we need to fund yet another fake cheridee?

    The Memsahib is a teacher and spends a lot of time and effort trying to motivate kids who come from homes where neither parent seems to give a toss about getting them an education. She often comments on how you can get real results out of a “problem” child but keeping the motivation is difficult as once they get home it’s back to the norm of Parents or Parent/latest live in waster not wanting to be involved with homework etc. In fact, often the only time said Parents do take an interest is when they feel that little Kyle or Angelina has been “dissed” or has missed out on something – they’re soon in School then, waving their arms and shouting the odds.

    Surely any funding earmarked for this latest Cheridee would be better directed towards trying to educate the Parents? I don’t mean improve their Literacy or Numeracy but perhaps a no-holds barred explanation that a better home life may just mean the children don’t grow up like their slob Parents?

    • July 9, 2013 at 6:48 am

      I suspect we ‘need’ another because we ‘need’ to keep Emma Jane Cross in the lap of luxury… :/

  4. mona
    July 8, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Fluoridated depressives, vaccinated depressives, pump the kids full of squaline ( derivitive of mercury a preservative in vaccines) flouride an ingredient in RAT poison, the key is in the “ide”, read Fluoridation, Mind Control and the Masses, by Ian E Stephen, and not forgetting the Chem-trails. poor kids.

  5. Voice of Reason
    July 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Never mind that large-scale studies on depression indicate that counselling doesn’t work, but medication does. Add the fact that anti-depressive meds often have the opposite effect in teens.

    • July 9, 2013 at 6:56 am

      Well, it’s not really about that, is it? It’s about buying Emma Jane Cross another conservatory… 😕

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