Love Island star Dr Alex George has asked his followers on social media to help him get a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to discuss mental health education in schools.
The TV star lost his younger brother Llŷr to suicide in July last year.
He has since been vocal about wanting teenagers to receive better information about mental health in the classroom.
On Friday he posted a tweet asking to sit down with the prime minister to map out a plan of action.
He also requested that his fans help him achieve his aim by spreading the word on social media.
Alex said: ‘MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS. I lost my little brother to suicide this year. It’s time we change mental health education at schools.
‘I want to meet PM @BorisJohnson to discuss change. Please RT (retweet) to make this happen.’
Last year Alex called on the government to take action on mental health in schools by giving students better access to counsellors.
He said on Lorraine: ‘There’s some fantastic work being done… people who are really passionate about this and there are incredible resources out there with Time to Change, Heads Together, but we need to integrate that in all schools around the country, so you haven’t just got pockets of good mental health teaching and support, it should be in every school.
‘In my opinion, every child has a right to good mental health education and good mental health support, which means counsellors in every school.’
He went on: ‘Talking is really important, but we need to have funding for schools around mental health specifically and to make it a priority.
‘Around the next year, there is relationship and sex education teaching happening in school, but my issue is… not to criticise it at all because it’s great to be doing that… but mental health is a part of that. For me, it should sit alongside Maths, English, other subjects because unless you’re happy and healthy, how can you learn and how can you be productive?
‘We need to speak to MPs, we need action’.
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