Should the National Curriculum include Mental Health?


Youth suicide rates have reached epidemic levels in Australia and experts believe education is the answer. Suicide Prevention Australia has called for the National Curriculum to include mental health education. But is it a teacher’s job to address mental health in the classroom?


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Friday, March 11 2011
Produced By Elly Bradfield
Featured in storyDr Martin Harris, University of Tasmania Lecturer, who sits on the board of Suicide Prevention AustraliaLesley Englert, Queensland Board member of ACARA, Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting AuthoritySteve Ryan, President of the Queensland Teachers Union Pam Boyer, Executive Officer of Mental Illness Education ACT

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