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MPs last week have been discussing whether suicide prevention should be a mandatory part of the school curriculum.

Speaking to KentOnline following a debate held in Westminster, Mr Scutts, Director of Elliott Holmes Memorial Fund said: “We need to come to terms with the fact young people are growing up in a different environment than say 25 years ago. The subject of suicide needs to be mandatory, but included in a wider more coordinated and evidence-informed approach to mental health in schools. This will lead to improved pupil and student wellbeing, which, in turn, can also improve learning.”

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