International Stress Awareness Week was created in 2018 with the ambition to bring some attention to this heavily stigmatised subject.

This year, a variety of online activities will be taking place between 2ndand 6th November, ranging from individuals sharing their personal struggles and any advice, to schools explaining how they support their students through the toughest of times.

Mental health problems are far more prominent in recent times, with 19.2% of adults suffering from some form of depression during the coronavirus lockdown period earlier this year. This figure is almost double that of the 2019 stat from the same period of 9.7% (source: ISMA).

Helping to monitor the mental health of students in schools is the award-winning IT asset management solution, NetSupport DNA. With its combination of a contextual intelligence-based Risk Index, keyword monitoring, internet and application metering tools, students deemed to be ‘high-risk’ or looking at harmful topics online can easily be identified.

Further to this, NetSupport DNA provides the ability for students to ‘Report a concern’ from the school’s devices or website and access a self-service list of external resources for support.

Additionally, our classroom management solution, NetSupport School, also provides the features necessary to support mental health. Its Student Feedback mode provides a great way for teachers to capture how students feel, their confidence with a topic and whether they need extra support – allowing teachers to take appropriate actions where needed.

To read more about NetSupport DNA and its safeguarding abilities, click here.

Alternatively, visit NetSupport School’s dedicated site here.

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