An honours degree in art history is going to help here, isn’t it?

The Duchess of Cambridge will today launch a mental health website for schools, to help teachers navigate the mass of unreliable internet advice.

Her information will be so much more reliable…..

25 comments on “An honours degree in art history is going to help here, isn’t it?

  1. “Mental health” seems to be the latest of the sanctimonious left’s new hobbyhorses.

    There was some shite on the bbc radio yesterday about mental cases being given blue parking badges. Because being mental affects your legs or somefink. Or nutters need to park closer to ASDA cos…….?

    How the puking left square this with their love of TG nonsense must be interesting. Free parking for all trans –thus acknowledging their mental problems. Or not and have them forced walk all the way across rainy carparks in high heels?

  2. She’s launching it, not developing it.Can you blame the guy who launched the Titanic for the fact it sank?

  3. Well there is so much content farmed shit out there, and fake news spun to oblivion in both directions, that it is now effectively impossible to find accurate and sourced information on anything.

    I’d guess she will just be the patron, not deciding what is accurate or not.

    @Ecks – why on earth would Asda need specially reserved parking for nutters?

  4. Witchie

    I’ve no doubt the entitled thickie who launched the Titanic gave us minions a lecture on how completely unsinkable it was too. So the Duchess of Cambridge will lecture us on yet another subject she knows nothing about. Followed no doubt by an unresearched and utterly ignorant interview conducted by Kathy Newman on Channel 4 News.

  5. About as much use as a rote learning degree in Chemistry at Oxford during the War proved for running the country’s economy ( into the ground).
    My mates at university in the sixties were mainly on the science side and were thoroughly nice guys but never read a book in years.
    A much despised Media Studies student required to “deconstruct” wordless visual images would be more use in government and politics.S/he would not gormlessly believe the banks when they call money they have just made up “loans”. A bit of deconstruction would not go amiss all round.

  6. So if kids report mental health problems the teachers’ response is to google a solution?

    The problem is that adolescent angst – once something the profession could deal with – is being recast as a disease. So teachers don’t feel qualified to help when 90% of the time all that is needed is an arm around the shoulder.

  7. Ironman

    The Titanic was not launched by some “entitled thickie” but by Robert Falconer Keith, Head Foreman Shipwright at Harland & Wolff.

  8. Ironman – “Followed no doubt by an unresearched and utterly ignorant interview conducted by Kathy Newman on Channel 4 News.”

    And followed after that by you telling anyone who disagrees with Ms Newman that they are racists. Let us not forget that.

  9. She is just doing the sort of vacuous good deeds the Lady of the Manor has traditionally done. The nature of the vacuity has changed, but the social role has not.

    Good for her. She is fitting into her role quite well. Better than her late mother-in-law. Or her bast@rd brother-in-law.

  10. DBC Reed – “About as much use as a rote learning degree in Chemistry at Oxford during the War proved for running the country’s economy ( into the ground).”

    A nice sneer there, little man. Thatcher’s science career gave us Mr Whippy. Which means she contributed more to this country than all the Humanities departments put together. As for rote learning? Even at Oxford that was unlikely to pass muster. And she did get an Upper Second back in the days when an Upper Second meant something.

    “My mates at university in the sixties were mainly on the science side and were thoroughly nice guys but never read a book in years.”

    Well birds of a feather and all that. Perhaps if you had not gone to Solihull Polytechnic you might have met a better class of friend.

    “A much despised Media Studies student required to “deconstruct” wordless visual images would be more use in government and politics.”

    That is most amusing. Most droll.

  11. I think DBCR might be Steve Bell. Think of the similarities: no sense of humour, clumsy oafishness, obsession with Thatcher, deformed worldview…

  12. “I’ve no doubt the entitled thickie who launched the Titanic …”

    Per bloody contra:-

    “31 May 1911 …
    12:13 – the time at which the Titanic began her descent down the slipway, when Robert Falconer Keith, Head Foreman Shipwright at Harland & Wolff – the man given the honour of launching her – released the hydraulic launching triggers holding the ship in place.

    17 – the number of years Robert Falconer Keith had been working for Harland & Wolff at this point, originally joining in March 1894 as a carpenter.”

  13. dearieme – “17 – the number of years Robert Falconer Keith had been working for Harland & Wolff at this point, originally joining in March 1894 as a carpenter.””

    I am sure Ironman will be along in a little while to point out that according to intersectionality, a White male is privileged and a member of the oppressing classes. In fact this man was not just a beneficiary of White male privilege, he was also an Ulsterman. So evil in three distinct ways.

  14. “gave us minions a lecture on how completely unsinkable it was too.” WKPD begs to differ. “Contrary to popular mythology, Titanic was never described as “unsinkable”, without qualification, until after she sank.”

  15. SMFS

    Not everyone who disagrees with Kathy Newman is a racist. And actually not all racists are Thick.Racist.Pricks; you are.

  16. You get a famous person / celebrity / royal to launch something. You don’t get them to write the content, develop the tools, provide the expert help.

    I’ve helped launch projects that’s way outside my knowledge, however the process of getting a project launched can be outside the knowledge of the people who are going to run it.

  17. About as much use as a rote learning degree in Chemistry at Oxford

    Rote learning in a STEM degree at Oxford? Fuck off and learn something useful.

  18. Rob – yes, but how to deal with them as teachers?
    Do the teachers have all the resources or do they have to hunt them down?

    No idea if the kids professionals are as backed up as the adult professionals but have come across an incidence of first mental health appointment for a suicidal man being 5 months later.
    Don’t know about anyone else but I think 5 months is possibly long enough to not need an appointment with a mental health professional. Undertaker perhaps.

  19. Her job is not to design the site but to make people aware of it, for better or worse. It’s odd that a fan of Adam Smith holds such little score in the division of Labour

  20. Ironman – “Not everyone who disagrees with Kathy Newman is a racist. And actually not all racists are Thick.Racist.Pricks; you are.”

    For your second sentence – love your work kid. So impressive. For your first one, well that’s the point isn’t it? As you missed, Yet again. Lots of sensible people object to Ms Newman’s views. As lots of sensible people objected to the rape of White girls by Muslim gangs in Rotherham. You called anyone who did so racist anyway.

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