A new scheme to help secondary school children in West Norfolk with their mental health and wellbeing has been announced.
Rise Up will give teachers new skills to help them in lessons like PE and Relationship, Health and Sex Education (RHSE) which will be aimed at all ages.
They can then tailor what they have learned to the young people they teach.
John Fisher, the county councillor responsible for children’s services, said: “We’ve been delighted with the response from Norfolk’s secondary academies and special schools, which have been very keen to take part in this programme to help their staff improve their range of early intervention skills.
“Mental health and wellbeing is what young people across the county have been consistently highlighting to us as the issue they are most concerned about – they’ve made this clear after hundreds voted it their top priority in the recent Make Your Mark ballot during the Norfolk Youth Parliament elections.
“More consistently providing early intervention strategies and learning, and identifying those young people who need help earlier, are both key to improving support and we’re confident this programme will help to deliver these aims.”