Campaign to tackle isolation in Hull schools

Some secondary schools in Hull are today launching a new project which aims to encourage talking to combat isolation.

Cornerhouse Yorkshire's Talking Tables involves pupils who have been trained up to recognise signs of mental health problems and reduce the stigma.

It comes as it's been revealed around 1 in 10 children say they have no-one to talk to in school if they feel worried or sad.

Councillor Peter Clark, Hull City Council's portfolio holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children, says: "The beauty of the Talking Tables is that anyone can sit and talk with the mentors. This will help build a school community that supports each other and combats isolation.

"It is a really simple initiative that will hopefully improve health and wellbeing of young people."

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