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Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

REDUCING STRESS ON school children, introducing mindfulness and rolling out counsellors in every school in Ireland.

These are just some of the things politicians sitting on the Oireachtas Education Committee think should happen in schools.

Though the Dáil is yet to resume again for the autumn, members of the committee gathered to launch its new report today, which has some interesting ideas about how to promote positive mental health in young people.

Whether there is too much of an emphasis being placed on the academic achievements of students was one of the main issues the committee wanted to investigate.

It also wanted to find out if there was enough focus on self-development and coping strategies for the day-to-day challenges young people face.

So, what needs to happen?

Source: TheJournal.ie — Read: Original Article

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