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Table 5 Teachers’ rating for the level of importance of proposed measures to promote awareness with mental health issues

From: Beliefs about students’ mental health issues among teachers at elementary and high schools, Hail Governorate, Saudi Arabia

ItemResponses % (n)Score mean (SD)
Not important at allNot importantSomewhat importantImportantExtremely important
1. Training programs targeting teachers. (n = 2343)6.2 (145)18.0 (421)2.2 (51)36.1 (846)37.6 (880)3.8 (1.28)
2. Availability of psychologists in schools to provide mental health counselling services. (n = 2854)1.8 (41)12.0 (281)5.1 (119)35.8 (839)45.3 (1061)4.1 (1.06)
3. Workshops in mental health for all school staff should carried out. (n = 2321)5.1 (118)12.8 (296)5.9 (138)42.3 (982)33.9 (787)3.9 (1.16)
4. Equipping schools with audiovisual and print materials to help promote student’s mental health. (n = 2337)3.8 (66)14.1 (329)5.0 (118)40.4 (943)37.7 (881)4.0 (1.12)
5. Providing telephone hotline to support dealing with acute mental health problems. (n = 2339)4.0 (93)11.7 (273)5.8 (136)38.6 (903)39.9 (934)4.0 (1.13)
6. General media should increase community awareness with mental health. (n = 2336)2.3 (54)8.6 (200)4.7 (110)31.5 (737)52.9 (1235)4.2 (1.03)