World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10 October every year as an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The theme for 2022 is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority‘.
This is particularly poignant for learners and educators after two years of disruption across all levels of education. As schools have re-opened and education begins to recover, it is important to pay attention not just to learning assessment scores but the mental health, socio-emotional learning and wellbeing of learners. Teachers also need support themselves to be able to support their students.
Several blogs on the UKFIET website highlight initiatives being undertaken to support learners and educators, as well as understand this area better.