Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in the Classroom

We all feel the pressures of everyday life and whilst some people may think kids have never had it so good, it is a sad fact that mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression and anxiety and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Alarmingly, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.

Whatever the issues may be; peer pressure from friends about having the latest phone or the coolest clothes, or the pressure children are putting on themselves by setting such high standards, or maybe conflict amongst friends which is creating ill-feeling at school, bringing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) into the classroom, means we can enable children to develop life tools in order to cope with the obstacles and events that life brings.

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