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We praise the recognition among schools that encouraging pupils to strive for perfection in all areas can increase the risk of mental health conditions including depression and eating disorders.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2710137/The-girls-schools-waging-war-against-Little-Miss-Perfect-concerns-grow-quest-perfection-pupils-lead-mental-health-problems.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Unrelenting standards and a core sense of failure or not being good enough are common difficulties among people who present to us for treatment. Targeting these issues at a younger age and encouraging people to resist the urge to need to be perfect at all times is crucial to good mental health. We hope to see more schools following this example.

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