Mental-health tsar: Anxious pupils should return gradually
09/02/2021 | news | education | 24
Former Love Islander Dr Alex George says students should have "time to integrate slowly back in the classroom".
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09/02/2021 13:43:20 12 2
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Going on Love Island tells me all I need to know about this doctor. I hope I never need the services of someone like him.

What most kids, and especially the anxious ones, need more than anything else is to get back to a normal school day ASAP. Yesterday would be ideal!
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10/02/2021 03:11:01 1 3
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How dare anyone who fancies themselves spend 5 years studying at medical school!
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MVP
09/02/2021 13:59:31 17 0
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It makes me feel anxious knowing that the best candidate that the government could find for the job of "mental health tsar" is a former Love Island contestant.
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10/02/2021 10:15:48 4 1
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Depressing isn't it ? I'd have thought a seasoned educational psychologist would be more qualified.
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tc
09/02/2021 14:03:00 14 1
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'Anxious' students??

This term seems to fit perfectly the way we think about the educational world today.

Does this term find it roots in coming from students themselves ...or is it permanently dropped upon them by delicate adults & the media?

Ask a student "What are you looking forward to when you return to school?'

Instead of filling them with doom & gloom ....Give em' a break
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09/02/2021 14:12:26 7 0
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A medial professional choosing to go on car-crash reality TV is rather surprising.

Our PM snapping up a reality TV star as a mental health tsar (given the show's mortality rate) isn't.
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10/02/2021 03:12:09 1 5
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He conducted himself professionally, he knew the GMC was watching.
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09/02/2021 14:31:01 5 0
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Hilarious on every level.

Made my day.
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09/02/2021 16:21:19 9 0
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Ostensibly dishy doctor goes on Love Island, a show criticised by mentalhealth.org and others for the anxiety and insecurities it causes young people in terms of body image. Cosmetic surgery ads subsequently banned during the show.

Said doctor becomes mental-health 'ambassador' to the young.
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10/02/2021 03:14:01 1 7
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Clinicians being involved in decision making is a positive development. Using reality TV as a vector to promote peoples well-being is a more honorable motive than some others.
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09/02/2021 17:49:12 9 1
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“Mental Health tsar Anxious” ....brilliant
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09/02/2021 20:47:47 10 2
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Oh for pete's sake stop fussing

Go back to school. The sooner it's done the sooner things will return to normal. Enough school time has been lost already without "phased" returns

Wrapping in cotton wool is counter productive
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09/02/2021 22:04:05 7 3
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What chance do our children have with all this nonsense?
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09/02/2021 22:08:40 2 6
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The second waves was directly caused by schools opening in September. Open the schools and the same will happen again . . You heard it here ..I predicted the latest spike in August and said 60k cases by Christmas Here
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10/02/2021 10:43:06 1 0
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What is your solution then? Keep them shut forever? Covid is not going to magically disappear.
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10/02/2021 00:48:22 2 6
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Letting slip the truth a bit. Not on message. Children are not looking forward to schools being open again. For a good portion school is hated. Quite rightly. Nasty forced herd unnatural association. No place of education. Can't have the incarcerated getting used to freedom, education, and content. Got to keep them institutionalised, subjugated.
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10/02/2021 09:50:17 1 1
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My son would go back to school this afternoon if he could. He misses the social side and needs interaction with other kids. He likes his teachers and his school and has thrived since joining in 2019.

Not everyone dislikes school. Some people love it.
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09/02/2021 13:43:20 12 2
bbc
Going on Love Island tells me all I need to know about this doctor. I hope I never need the services of someone like him.

What most kids, and especially the anxious ones, need more than anything else is to get back to a normal school day ASAP. Yesterday would be ideal!
12
10/02/2021 03:11:01 1 3
bbc
How dare anyone who fancies themselves spend 5 years studying at medical school!
4
09/02/2021 14:12:26 7 0
bbc
A medial professional choosing to go on car-crash reality TV is rather surprising.

Our PM snapping up a reality TV star as a mental health tsar (given the show's mortality rate) isn't.
13
10/02/2021 03:12:09 1 5
bbc
He conducted himself professionally, he knew the GMC was watching.
6
09/02/2021 16:21:19 9 0
bbc
Ostensibly dishy doctor goes on Love Island, a show criticised by mentalhealth.org and others for the anxiety and insecurities it causes young people in terms of body image. Cosmetic surgery ads subsequently banned during the show.

Said doctor becomes mental-health 'ambassador' to the young.
14
10/02/2021 03:14:01 1 7
bbc
Clinicians being involved in decision making is a positive development. Using reality TV as a vector to promote peoples well-being is a more honorable motive than some others.
11
10/02/2021 00:48:22 2 6
bbc
Letting slip the truth a bit. Not on message. Children are not looking forward to schools being open again. For a good portion school is hated. Quite rightly. Nasty forced herd unnatural association. No place of education. Can't have the incarcerated getting used to freedom, education, and content. Got to keep them institutionalised, subjugated.
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10/02/2021 09:50:17 1 1
bbc
My son would go back to school this afternoon if he could. He misses the social side and needs interaction with other kids. He likes his teachers and his school and has thrived since joining in 2019.

Not everyone dislikes school. Some people love it.
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MVP
09/02/2021 13:59:31 17 0
bbc
It makes me feel anxious knowing that the best candidate that the government could find for the job of "mental health tsar" is a former Love Island contestant.
16
10/02/2021 10:15:48 4 1
bbc
Depressing isn't it ? I'd have thought a seasoned educational psychologist would be more qualified.
10
09/02/2021 22:08:40 2 6
bbc
The second waves was directly caused by schools opening in September. Open the schools and the same will happen again . . You heard it here ..I predicted the latest spike in August and said 60k cases by Christmas Here
17
10/02/2021 10:43:06 1 0
bbc
What is your solution then? Keep them shut forever? Covid is not going to magically disappear.
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10/02/2021 10:51:16 1 0
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Thinking back to when I was school age, given this statement that if you feel anxious you should have more time at home, it would very likely take me many, many months before I said I was ready to return to the classroom....??
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DG
10/02/2021 12:16:17 1 0
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Nothing new in this article....... they will return.
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10/02/2021 13:40:06 1 0
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Why are they anxious, because some snowflakes tell them they should?
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10/02/2021 16:01:22 0 0
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"children should be able to take sick days for mental health"

Physical sickness is relatively easy to identify. But as I understand it, mental illness can take a long time to diagnose and diagnosis requires experts. Mental illness is not like having a cold. Surely it does more harm than good to think that taking a day off can somehow address a child's mental health issues?
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10/02/2021 16:41:39 1 0
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Some schools are nurturing and caring. My son hates school and he's only in Year 2. He was humiliated day after day by a stupid wall chart system that monitored his behaviour, he believed he was a bad kid. When I asked the Head Teacher to stop doing this to him, she said 'no'. Stop using barometer systems in schools- they don't support kids, they just humiliate children in front of their peers.
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10/02/2021 17:21:28 0 0
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Who?
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10/02/2021 20:32:01 0 0
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Oh good afternoon, it's Mr Le Pen here. I'm sorry, but Johnny won't be coming in today, only he's feeling a little bit mentally ill.