Experts favour mental health programme in schools

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) There is a need to introduce mental health programmes and improve the existing ones in schools so that behavioural and other mental problems can be kept at bay among children, experts said Tuesday.

“We have to have improved standards of mental health programmes in our school because it not only identifies the symptom in a child which can develop at later stage but it helps assess the behavioural problem in a child,” N.K. Chaddha, head of department of psychology at Delhi University, said here.

He said that mental health programme in schools can improve a child’s performance and his relationship with peers and family.

Chaddha was speaking at the National Seminar on “Mental Health Care Programme for School Children: Beyond Learning Disability”.

The seminar was organised by O.P. Jindal Global University and Institute of Human Behaviour Allied Sciences (IHBAS).

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