Supporting our school’s to be world leaders in transforming the mental health of the next generation. We help to achieve 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.

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

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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.

Insights

Westminster Insight event 16 Oct 18

 Massive interest in the mental health in school’s agenda by Dean Johnstone On 16 October 2018 I had the pleasure […]

New mental health specialist role

Dean Johnstone, our CEO, outlines the thinking to the new mental health specialist role for schools.

What Does It Take For A Child To Get Help With Their Mental Health?

Our new report published today lays bare the scale and severity of the UK’s Youth Mental health crisis, showing that children […]

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