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Teaching children to be resilient could be key to their future mental health

Students play with their soccer balls as they walk among crop fields to the Sunji Township Centre Primary School during sunrise in Sunji township of Shanghe county, Shandong province March 25, 2015. The rural primary school founded its male and female soccer teams in 2012 by selecting 30 players out of about 300 students. Despite the lack of infrastructures and coaching conditions, both teams have won good scores at municipal-level student soccer competitions in last two years, local media reported. China's footballing stars of the future need to start being trained from birth, the government said at the end of February as President Xi Jinping signed off on a new plan to boost the country's much-maligned efforts at the sport. Picture taken March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.

There are 12.5m young people in England, and one in ten will experience poor mental health. Image: REUTERS/Stringer

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