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Mental health: Make Talk Your Goal

In a three-part series, Phil Denton considers the merits of a number of initiatives set-up to improve the mental health of our young people. In part two, he introduces the school-led Make Talk Your Goal programme

The Make Talk Your Goal programme involves leading speakers from the world of sport and the arts who help to promote conversations among our nation’s boys and young men.

Suicide accounts for 27.1 per cent of deaths for men aged 20 to 34 according to the Office for National Statistics. As such, our programme mainly targets boys, although we know that mental health problems are on the rise for all young people.

So, what do we do about this in our schools and is there something we can do beyond 16 or even 18 to improve the mental health of young men in our society?

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