In its Make It Count campaign, the Mental Health Foundation points out that young people are currently facing unprecedented pressures which are contributing to a range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, self-harm and eating disorders. It says that more than 1 in 10 children aged 10–15 say they have no one to talk to or would not talk to anyone in school if they feel worried or sad.

The foundation is calling on every school in the UK to be a “mentally healthy” place for both pupils and staff and to put it at the heart of the curriculum.

Here are 10 key things that schools can do to help pupils with mental health issues to get the support they need.

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