Let's make PSHE statutory!
A plea from Dr. Pooky Knightsmith
If you are a teacher, a parent, a young person, a health professional or just about anyone else who believes in importance of providing young people with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate daily life you will support the call to action of ‘Let’s make PSHE statutory’. PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
Campaign for statutory PSHE
Making PSHE statutory would be a great vehicle for promoting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and would better enable school staff to receive the support and training they need to deliver a complicated curriculum confidently and safely.
Supporting ‘Let’s make PSHE statutory’
PSHE Association CEO Joe has written a blog post explaining why we’re at such a crucial point in our campaigning. His blog post ends with clear instructions on how to contact Number 10 along with suggested text for your communication which you can cut and paste. It really does only take two minutes; I’ve just done it.
Read the blog post and learn how to add your voice to the campaign here.
Your voice is relevant and many thousands of young people need you to use it!
Freebies for your support
As a thank you for your support do read these blog posts written by Dr Pooky Knightsmith providing free resources for you.
5 Things Never to Say to a Recovering Anorexic and Some Positive Alternatives
4 Strategies for Getting Through Panic Attacks and How to Help a Friend
19 Ways to Help Your Partner through a Difficult Time
9 Helpful Things You can Say or Do When a Loved One Has Depression
Adult self-harm: a secret world of pain
Looking After Yourself When a Loved One has Mental Health Issues
Thank you so much for your support on this campaign.