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Therapist helping primary school pupils beat stress.

Byline: PAUL BYRNE

A HYPNOTHERAPIST has been hired in a bid to help primary school children deal with stress and depression.

In Mind Therapies, run by Anne Cartridge, 48, will advise teachers how to spot when pupils as young as four are anxious and what tips to give them to enable them to manage.

She said if the issues can be addressed at primary school it helps kids cope when they are older. Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, feared "this sort of navel-gazing causes more harm than good" in children so young.

He said they would be better off "having a good game of football or rounders".

Youth volunteers at St Mary's COFE school in Rawtenstall, Lancs, have attended Anne's workshop. Staff are due to have sessions soon. Kate Crane, extended services manager at St Mary's, said: "The volunteers left the session feeling really happy."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 25, 2016
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