All schools should provide PSHE

17/02/15 . News

New report from MPs says PSHE education is important and not just for sex education. Now we need to improve boys health literacy.

The House of Commons education committee has called for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools in a report published today.

The Men's Health Forum has supported the campaign for improved sex education and recently worked with the PSHE Association to include a call for improved PSHE for boys in our Men's Health Manifesto.

Men's Health Manifesto

The Men's Health Manifesto calls for PSHE to improve boys health literacy, to help them use the health system and to tackle mental health stigma. The MPs' report highlights the importance of PSHE beyond SRE. The chief executive of the PSHE Association has called the report 'a huge step forward'.

Martin Tod, chief executive of the Men's Health Forum said 'Now we need to see these recommendations implemented by the government. They must ensure that the training for teachers recommended in the report helps teachers use PSHE to improve boys health literacy and tackle mental health stigma.'

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