In one of these seven points it says: “The way governments fund service providers needs major reform. Services delivered in the community are far cheaper and often more effective than treating people in hospital.” So, on the one hand, we have a school practising meditation with a view to pre-empting mental health problems in the future, we've complaints over the lack of support for Mental Health Week, and a new plan for dealing with the issue.
Meditation and mindfulness are often used to help people with mental health issues. Why not use them before the problems occur, as they’re doing at Tolga?
Let’s see proactive, pre-emptive measures taken now, to ensure the kids of today don’t become the mental health patients of the future. If meditation and mindfulness in pupils can prevent even a few adult mental health patients and problems, it’s worth it; and a darn sight cheaper. Finally, check out the Smiling Mind website and app. It’s not just for children, and it’s free.