“Be honest about how you’re feeling and seek help,” said Clare Turnbull, Principal at the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai.

She said pupils needed to be taught to have the grit and determination to know what to do for themselves, to allow themselves to relax and regenerate.

Teachers must be “unashamedly determined to prioritise the emotional wellbeing of young people alongside their academic and social development and have that as a central aim”.