Love Island Dr Alex wants ‘action’ from MPs on mental health education

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Love Island star Dr Alex George has called on government to take ‘action’ on mental health education in schools.

Dr Alex tragically lost his brother Llŷr to mental health in July and now wants to see the issue taught in schools.

He told Lorraine on Tuesday: ‘There’s some fantastic work being done… people who are really passionate about this and there are incredible resources out there with Time to Change, Heads Together, but we need to integrate that in all schools around the country, so you haven’t just got pockets of good mental health teaching and support, it should be in every school.

‘In my opinion, every child has a right to good mental health education and good mental health support, which means counsellors in every school.’

He went on: ‘Talking is

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WESTBURY, Long Island (WABC) — It is a problem only made worse by the disparities in public education created in this pandemic – according to a recent study at Hofstra University, far too few teachers of color are represented in public schools on Long Island.

In fact, the research at the National Center for Suburban Studies looked at 642 public schools and found as many as 61 percent had no Black teachers at all, and 43 percent had no Latino teachers.

“If this were a story in Mississippi or Alabama, I’d say, ‘Well, it’s the vestiges of Jim Crowe,’ but this is up on Long Island,” said Larry Levy.

Black educators tell Eyewitness News that if school boards do not act now, it will only get worse, with more of the older, minority teachers at higher risk for COVID.

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