In 370 schools across England, children will be taught how to meditate, techniques for muscle relaxation, and breathing exercises for mindfulness. The program is being conducted under a mental health study that the British government is running up until 2021.
Aside from the increasing number of young children that are showing signs of early onset depression and anxiety, National Health Service (NHS) reports have also indicated that 1-in-8 British children have mental disorders.
Despite these statistics, only 1 in every 5 children in the UK with mental issues are able to get access to the treatment they need.
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