Mental health difficulties shouldn’t limit success at school. We help change this by:

School Mental Health Reality

Percentage of children with mental health needs who have at least one school exclusion
20
Percentage of children with mental health needs leaving primary with required reading, writing and maths
24
Number of children with an identified mental health need in England
250000
Percentage of children with mental health needs who come from poor families
33

This must change.

We exist to make this step change in school mental health. Minds Ahead is a social enterprise which works with forward thinking schools, universities, think tanks, charities, local authorities, strategic partners and influential leaders to bring about change at the system, school and individual level.

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Examples of our work

Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

We founded Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools together with Leeds Beckett University.

Level 3 counselling skills for schools

We developed an accredited level 3 counselling skills for schools course and delivered it to colleagues from international schools in partnership with Infinite Learning in Dubai.

Mentor training

We worked with Sheffield Hallam University to deliver the key note speech and a workshop at their recent mentor conference so mentors can better support the wellbeing of new teachers.