On the afternoon of Monday January 16th, Marco de Canaves High School hosted a debate on mental health, as part of the Youth Parliament initiative.
This type of project is just that, said the principal of the school, Berta Maria de Souza Magalhaes Determinants of citizenship use and students’ personal and social development.
When asked about students’ interest in these activities, she described them as “Very participatory and creative. Interest is growing on the part of the students, they are the first to take on the projects, just push them.”
The school students were divided into two lists (A, B). In this case, List A, she has Joanna Montero as a candidate who advocates for promoting mental health, by analyzing the influence of family, friends, media and technology on healthy behaviors, as well as training teachers to embrace socio-emotional competence.
In the case of List B, which is chaired by Tiago Pereira, the goals include creating measures to promote a safe school environment, especially for students who do not have such support at home, as well as establishing a relationship with the National Health Service (SNS) and increasing multidisciplinary teams.
Still in this vein, a List A student argued so People cannot get help quickly and effectively. If the relatives do not have the means, we wait for months, which leads to an increase in the consequences. Thus, it concludes that tailored measures with regard to mental health should be applied “Indeed, for the time being.”
In this sense, said psychologist Ricardo Silva, who also participated in the session “Before any strategy, investment is essential, without which there is no way to beat it.”
Also noting that Everyone’s mental health has ramifications for everyone’s life. and that there is currently a file “Change addiction” Thus there is a file “Demand has increased. Addiction has increased because of the increase in functionality, as with cell phones.”
Finish by explaining that if problems are not resolved at an initial stage, the situation becomes “The terrible picture is more difficult to solve.”
Thus, Principal Berta Maria de Souza Magalhaes ensures that the school has “Strategies Found” And he has three full-time psychologists, ie “A resident of the Psychology and Counseling Service, another included in the National Plan to Promote School Success, and still one in the Community Development Plan”. In addition, there is still a psychologist “half time” who performs Psychology Promotion and Guidance Services.
In this way, the aim of the Escola Secundária de Marco de Canaveses is to ensure “Welfare” of students because “A student who is not mentally healthy cannot develop his academic skills.”And the director ends.
The event was attended by the mayor of Marco de Canaves, Cristina Vieira, the councilor in charge of education, two councilors from the municipality, Assembly deputy Marlene Teixeira and psychologist Ricardo Silva.
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