Supporting our schools to be world leaders in transforming the mental health of the next generation. We help to achieve this by:

Mental Health in Schools Reality

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

This must change.

Minds Ahead aspires for our schools to be world leaders in mental health. As award-winning social enterprise, Minds Ahead works with forward thinking schools, universities, think tanks, charities, local authorities, strategic partners and influential leaders to bring about change for the benefit of all schools. Minds Ahead are relentlessly focused on the potential for mental health in schools.

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Examples of our work

Senior Leaders Round Table Discussion

Minds Ahead partnered with the education think tank, LKMco, to co-host a expert discussions with senior leaders and politicians in the House of Commons. The subsequent report will be launched at a Westminster Briefing event.

Development Programme for the School Mental Health Lead

Minds Ahead designed and delivered the UK’s first development programme for senior school leaders who are taking on the challenges of leading whole school mental health.

Mental Health in Schools Quality Award

Minds Ahead designed and developed this innovative framework which schools use to evaluate their approach to mental health. 200+ schools across the UK and internationally are now using this tool.

New Teachers’ Mental Health Programme

Minds Ahead developed a comprehensive ITT mental health programme, fully compliant with the Carter Review. This has been delivered to multiple cohorts of new and trainee teachers.

Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

Minds Ahead co-founded and is the co-partner of the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools together with Leeds Beckett University. This is the UK’s first centre for mental health in schools.

Accredited counselling skills for schools

Minds Ahead 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.


Four proactive strategies for mental health in schools

The Department for Health and Social Care are consulting on a new strategy focused on ‘proactive, predictive and personalised care’ […]

Self assessment and the new Ofsted inspection framework

The new Education Inspection Framework (EIF, Sept 2019) places less emphasis on data (although this is still important) and more […]

5 steps that Senior Leaders for Mental Health can take from the Good Childhood Report 2019

For eight years the Children’s Society have produced an annual report on the state of childhood in the UK. This […]

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