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Alex Panton Foundation plans emotional literacy programme for schools

Over the weekend local youth empowerment group The Alex Panton Foundation held its second annual mental health symposium.
The group tackled issues like suicide, bullying and coping with conflicts in their discussions.
Those at the Foundation said they want to introduce emotional literacy programmes to help students cope with mental health issues.

Clinical Director at the Foundation Dr. Erica Lam said using such programmes have helped students internationally and it would be useful in local schools.
“Emotional literacy programnme is an evidence-based programme that’s proven to reduce bullying, enhance mental health and build resilience and help young people to resolve conflicts and we are hoping to roll out all over the country in our schools,” said Dr. Lam.
She did not give a date on when the programme will be rolled out nationally.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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