Read what Britain’s thirteen year olds have been writing to the Prime Minister in 2013.

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Chloe
Dear Mr Cameron With a history of depression and dementia in my family and myself undergoing treatment for OCD. I am constantly aware of issues linked to mental health. I feel that people with mental health problems don’t get the help and support they need in and out of hospitals. I feel they are pushed to one side and lost in the system and society. That they feel embarrassed for something that effects all kinds of people all over the world! Whether they have OCD, selective mutism or bulimia they should feel accepted and not judged, wherever they are. This leads me to my next point; education. In my opinion, the reason why people; young and old, judge people with mental health issues is because they do not know the facts. If people understood, I think they would be less judgemental and more accepting. We can educate the country through lectures and posters in schools. As well as issues being looked at in school lessons such as Citizenship and P.S.H.E. We can educate the older generations through posters, having signs and rules to follow in the work place. Even having information evenings in village halls. This way we can educate people and get people to talk about mental health. I feel if we developed these ideas and followed them through; we would be able to strive for a proper understanding. Along with better health care for people who have or know people with mental health issues. Yours sincerely Chloe

 

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