Amongst 395 respondents, 100 (25.3%) indicated that they faced issues surrounding mental health within the settings of schools. That is 1 in 4 of all respondents, suggesting that mental health education and counselling services within schools are key concerns for a considerable number of Singaporeans.
30 (7.6%) felt that the quality of counselling can be improved, particularly on their subject matter expertise on mental health.
6 (1.5%) felt that the number of counsellors was insufficient, or waiting times were too long. This suggests that certain schools may have issues with their counsellor-student ratio.
7 (1.8%) encountered confidentiality issues about their mental health conditions within schools. Most concerns were centred around the lack of clarity surrounding the disclosure of their mental health information to their parents and family.
3 (0.8%) felt that mental health screenings should be conducted in schools, in parity with current screenings for physical health and dental conditions.