Article from Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Parents consider mental health support for teenagers as one of the top priorities when choosing a school for teenagers, a Dubai-based school has found in a recent survey.

The survey by the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai found that 70 per cent of parents who were polled were worried about the mental health support their children currently received at school, the British curriculum school said in a statement on Tuesday. In addition, 50.4 per cent of parents who responded wanted to see mental health as a standard part of school curriculums.

“It is hugely important for us to constantly reach out to our network and community of parents to really understand what they are looking for in a school so we can offer the best possible support. It is no surprise that parents are now looking to schools for mental health support for their children after the pandemic has caused disruption in their learning and social development,” said Clare Turnbull, the school principal.