Minds Ahead launches partnership with eQuoo

by Shelly Masters, Learning and Development Manager Did you say eQuoo? ‘Is that even a word?’ my friend asked me as I was telling her about an app that I’d been trying out. It’s a play on the phrase ‘emotional quotient’ which is seen as emotional intelligence or your skills required to better understand, empathize […]

Pilotlight Barclays Strategic Review Programme

Minds Ahead have benefitted from a high-level strategic review, providing added in clarity on how we can improve mental health within our schools. Minds Ahead were selected by Pilotlight to join their strategic review programme in partnership with Barclays. The brief of this review was to provide strategic advice so that Minds Ahead can continue to transform […]

Finalist of the Social Enterprise UK awards: “One to Watch”

Just 18-months after founding, Minds Ahead has been recognised as a finalist by Social Enterprise UK, as ‘One to Watch’ – a social enterprise that has made a flying start and has the potential for broad impact. During an award gala, at the Guildhall in the city of London, Social Enterprise UK shone a spotlight […]

Sharing is caring at the CORC conference

by Shelly Masters On 15 October 2018 I attended my first CORC Forum. For those who don’t know CORC stands for Child Outcomes and Research Consortium and is the UK’s leading membership organisation that collects and uses evidence to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. The event was fully booked, the largest […]

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 of chairing Westminster Insight’s conference, ‘Mental Health in Schools’. One of their biggest events, there were 260+ delegates from schools, colleges, LAs, NHS, governmental bodies, social enterprises, charities, media organisations and businesses. With speakers from […]

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 in desperate need are being refused help. One young person was told a suicide attempt was ‘not serious enough’ for them to access support and another to put their ‘chin up’. Our report, published with […]

Schools and experts discuss mental health in the House of Commons

Blog article by Dean Johnstone on the Round table event, 14 March 2018: This week I was honoured to hold an exciting and insightful roundtable with our partner, LKMco, on the issue of school mental health. Supported by Mind’s Ahead generous Patron Norman Lamb MP, we were fortunate to be joined by a fantastic selection […]

Press release: call for major changes in government policy

UK’s first centre for mental health in schools, a partnership between Minds Ahead and Leeds Beckett University, calls for major changes in government policy The national Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools at Leeds Beckett University has called for a comprehensive programme of development in mental health for all schools in the […]