2 Jun 2019

Dr Sharon Hoover: Mental health assistance in schools will transform lives

From Sunday Morning, 8:38 am on 2 June 2019
Dr Sharon Hoover

Dr Sharon Hoover Photo: ANDREW MARINKOVICH

Dr Sharon Hoover, PhD, is an international expert in helping teachers, school counsellors and principals support students who are struggling with mental health issues. She's been in New Zealand this week to speak at the Presbyterian Support Northern speaker series, giving lectures in both Auckland and Wellington. She speaks to Jim about how best to help young people going through stress and trauma and the role which schools can play. She believes investment earlier in life to address mental well-being will pay off in the economy when the students reach adulthood.