Supporting wellbeing at school: new guidelines for policymakers and educators

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A report recently published by the European Commission presents the initial findings from its expert group dedicated to improving supportive learning environments for vulnerable learners and enhancing wellbeing and mental health in schools. Summary of Key Findings The report on wellbeing and mental health in schools highlights several critical findings. Firstly, it emphasises the alarming […]

Seven Facts About School Mental Health

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Increased Mental Health Issues Post-Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant rise in mental health issues among school-aged children. Almost 1 in 5 children aged 7-16 and 1 in 4 young people aged 17-19 have a probable mental disorder. Importance of Early Intervention Early intervention in mental health can prevent the development of […]

Shaping Minds: Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and it’s imperative to reflect on the theme for this year: “Movement: Moving more for our mental health.” This poignant theme underscores the profound connection between physical movement and mental well-being. However, it’s undeniable that many of us struggle to incorporate enough movement into our daily lives. In the hustle […]

Minds Ahead given 4 awards at National Event

Minds Ahead given 4 awards at National Event

Dr. Somerville, Chair of The Educators’ Trust, presented the awards before the Worshipful Company of Educators and over 150 guests at the Merchant Taylors Hall, City of London.  On presenting the Inspirational Educator Awards for Mental Health in Education, Dr. Somerville said:  ‘Nominees from Minds Ahead are being awarded 4 awards this evening. This is highly unusual. I know […]

What next? The future of CPD for teachers

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The Teacher Development Trust (TDT) published a new report last month in response to Labour Party plans to introduce a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) entitlement for every teacher; should they win a general election later this year. The TDT hopes that introducing an CPD entitlement “can help to transform the teaching landscape, creating a sustained […]

Exam Season: steps to support pupils’ and staff wellbeing

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Exam season is a stressful time for both students and staff, with the weight of examinations, coursework, future career prospects, and the inherent challenges of adolescence bearing down. The pandemic has exacerbated these stressors, making the preservation of well-being a more pressing concern. To address these challenges, some support mechanisms have been implemented by educational […]

Rethinking School Holidays: A Closer Look at the Pros and Cons

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By Adam Gillett* The perennial debate over the length of school holidays in the UK has recently sparked discussions about transitioning from the traditional 6-week summer break to a shorter 4-week period. A soon to be released report by the Nuffield Foundation will suggest that school holidays should be changed to support wellbeing, behaviour and […]

Celebrating Excellence: National Awards for our students!

National Awards for our students!

We are delighted to share some truly wonderful news: four of our exceptional students and former students have been honoured with national awards for their outstanding contributions to mental health within schools and beyond!  These prestigious accolades come from The Inspirational Educator Awards, presented by The Educators’ Trust, a distinguished institution within the educational community. […]

My Voice Matters: Primary Mental Health Peer Mentoring Offers Key Support

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As we step into Children’s Mental Health Week 2024, themed “My Voice Matters”, the importance of prioritising the mental wellbeing of our pupils resonates more than ever. Children turn to their peers with concerns seeking help. Mental Health Peer Mentors offer a support network that recognises when peers are facing emotional challenges and provides assistance or […]

Can New Year Resolutions Promote Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools?

New Year Resolutions Promote Mental Health

As the dawn of a new year arrives, it brings with it a sense of hope, renewal, and an opportunity for positive change. While New Year Resolutions are often associated with personal goals like fitness or career aspirations, their impact on mental health and wellbeing in school settings should not be underestimated. In this blog, […]

A Guide to Supporting Teachers’ Mental Health in December

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December is often associated with joy, festivities, and the warmth of the holiday season. However, for many teachers, it can also bring additional stress and challenges. The combination of end-of-term responsibilities and holiday preparations can take a toll on teachers’ mental health. In this blog, we’ll explore evidence-based strategies to support teachers during this crucial […]

Nurturing Young Minds: The Power of Peer Mentoring in Young People’s Mental Health

Nurturing Young Minds The Power of Peer Mentoring in Young People’s Mental Health cover

In this blog, we will explore the importance of addressing young people’s mental health and how the peer mentoring programme is making a difference to young people’s lives. Mental health is a vital component of overall well-being, and it knows no age boundaries. Young people, in particular, face unique challenges and stressors as they navigate […]

The Complex Relationship Between Bullying and Young People’s Mental Health

bullying and mental health

To mark Anti-Bullying Week 2023, we will explore the connections between bullying and mental health, the impact it has on young individuals, and strategies for prevention and support. Bullying is a pervasive issue that affects countless individuals, especially young people. It can lead to severe psychological and emotional consequences, making it imperative to address the […]

Addressing Mental Health Literacy in Canadian Schools: Ontario Takes the Lead

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As societies grapple with the challenge of the significant rise in mental health issues, it’s essential to examine how different countries are approaching the integration of mental health education into their school systems. While the United Kingdom and Canada share many similarities, they diverge significantly in their response to mandatory mental health education. This article […]

Back To School Tips For Teachers To Send to Parents

Back To School Tips

Starting school is a big step for both children and parents. Here are five attachment tips to help parents support their children during this transition: 1. Create a Positive Morning Routine Establish a consistent morning routine that includes quality time with your child before school. This can include having breakfast together, talking about the day […]

Passion and Motivation: A Journey Towards Becoming a School Mental Health Specialist

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In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, the mental well-being of young people is more crucial than ever before. Recognising the importance of providing adequate support to students, schools are increasingly turning to mental health specialists. These professionals play a pivotal role in addressing the diverse needs of students and fostering a positive learning environment. In […]

Supporting behaviour and mental health: Is it time for a re-think?

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This month, the Children’s and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC) published the results of their year-long inquiry into behaviour and mental health in schools.  The report aimed to explore the links between behaviour and mental health, look at the impact of school behaviour policies on mental health and address what can be done to […]

Review: The Prevalence Inflation Hypothesis: Are Mental Health Awareness Efforts Contributing to the Rise in Reported Mental Health Problems?

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In recent years, there has been a significant increase in mental health awareness efforts aimed at reducing stigma, improving mental health literacy, and promoting help-seeking behaviours. However, paradoxically, reported rates of mental health problems have also been on the rise. In a thought-provoking research paper titled “Are mental health awareness efforts contributing to the rise […]

Student funding options for Masters study

Student funding options for Masters study

We are often asked about student funding options for Masters study, and there are a variety of different options to choose from. In this post we’ll discuss each of the options available and show you where to access further information. The funding options covered in this post are: DfE grant (England) Get Qualified Scheme (Malta) […]

UK Government mental health strategy – What does the future look like?

we need a mental health strategy

By Adam Gillett* I am deeply disheartened that the Government has chosen to abandon their promised ten-year mental health and wellbeing plan, as well as plans for other health conditions and a white paper on ‘health disparities.’ Instead, they intend to implement a ‘major conditions’ strategy, encompassing mental health alongside five other areas, but with […]

Reflective Supervision for our School Mental Health Specialists

Reflective Supervision

Minds Ahead have taken an innovative approach to supporting their School Mental Health Specialist students. By providing a space for reflection, reflective supervision has helped our students enhance their well-being and improve their practice. We know how busy school environments can be and how much our colleagues in education juggle. Sometimes we are so busy […]

A Day in the Life of Tom, a School Mental Health Specialist student

Thomas Young School Mental Health Specialist programme

Meet Tom Young, Bay Education Trust Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator and find out what a day in the life of a School Mental Health Specialist student looks like. Hi Tom, tell us a bit about yourself, what do you do at your school? I have been a member of staff at the Bay Education […]

What is a whole school approach to mental health?

What is a whole school approach to mental health?

Taking a Whole School Approach involves looking through a new lens, considering the effect of every aspect of school or college life on mental health and wellbeing – from policies to curriculum to the physical environment.  Instead of seeing efforts to promote wellbeing and mental health as an add on, a Whole School Approach threads […]

Phil Donnelly

Phil Donnelly Non-Executive HR Director

Phil joined Travelport in June 2019 having been Chief Talent Officer at Borden Ladner Gervais, Canada’s largest full-service law firm Prior to that he was Chief People Officer at White and Case, a US-headquartered global law firm. As Chief People Officer, Phil performs a fundamental role in the execution of our strategy, driven by the […]

New Year’s resolutions and our mental health

New Year Resolutions

January can be a difficult month for everyone, students, and teachers alike. The bright lights of Christmas have been taken down and packed away, we often decide to diet, and we can be short of money from our exuberance over the festive period. Some will do Dry January, others Veganuary, others will just try to survive. […]

The Impact of TikTok on Young People’s Mental Health

The Impact of TikTok on Young People’s Mental Health

This blog post has been written by Kieran Parsons, a student of Medicine at the University of Sheffield. Kieran did a medical student placement at Minds Ahead to help improve the research base which we use to impact on children and young people.  What is TikTok? TikTok, formerly known as musical.ly, is a video-streaming platform […]

Time to act on crisis on young people’s mental health

Time to act on crisis on young people's mental health

There has been another saddening rise in mental disorders among our young people. The latest data shows that 18% of 7-16 year-olds have a probable health disorder. This increases to 22% for 17-24 year-olds. Notably, for younger children, boys are more likely to have a mental disorder than girls. This changes dramatically so that 31% […]

What secondary students seek when it comes to school mental health?

HearNowOn key findings from secondary students mental health research

New research shines a light on what secondary students seek when it comes to school mental health. It showed that students have three main concerns when it comes to school mental health: good mental health education; equitable mental health; and leadership of mental health. School Mental Health Ontario are a provincial implementation support team in […]

Social Enterprise Day 2022

Social Enterprise Day 2022

The third Thursday in November each year marks Social Enterprise Day, which is a day to raise awareness of social enterprises and the work that they do. At Minds Ahead, we’re extremely proud to be a social enterprise and we thought we’d explain a little bit about the work that we do to revolutionise mental […]

Insights into adolescent well-being​ and the predictors of mental health difficulties

Young people’s well-being in England

A recent study (Lereya, Patalay & Deighton, 2022) highlights the association between mental health difficulties and wellbeing across the adolescent populations, focusing on predictors of mental health difficulties and subjective or self-reported well-being. The data was collected from a community-based self-report survey of 13,500 adolescents in year 7 (aged 11–12) and year 8 (aged 12–13). […]

What does it mean to study on an L7 course?

L7 course

Our School Mental Health Specialist PGDip and MA, along with the Masters in School Leadership of Mental Health and Wellbeing, are Level 7 (L7) courses. But what does that actually mean? In this post, we’ll tell you more about L7 courses and their requirements, the specific entry requirements for Minds Ahead qualifications, and what it […]

The Good Childhood Report 2022: key findings and learning points

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Each year The Children’s Society publishes ‘The Good Childhood Report’, which brings together a number of research projects in order to summarise the well-being of children aged 10-17. Now into its tenth year, this report has now surveyed over 44,000 young people and their families during the last decade, in the absence of an annual, […]

Coping with grief, what is it and where to get mental health support

Grief comes in waves

The death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September led to many people feeling a huge sense of loss. The Queen has been a constant presence throughout our lives, and indeed, many of us have only ever known one monarch during our lifetime. Chatting with friends and reading through commentary on social media, it seems […]

School Mental Health Specialist badges

 The start of this academic year 2022-23 is the fifth year of Minds Ahead, and we are delighted to be welcoming our new students to the School Mental Health Specialist programme. Working in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, we created a part-time online mental health programme which was the first of its kind. It is […]

Mental Health of the School Community: Collaboration agreement signed between Mater Boni Consilii St Joseph school Paola (Malta) and Minds Ahead (UK)

“Through this collaboration agreement with Mater Boni Consilii St Joseph Paola we will also have the opportunity to offer accredited programmes to Maltese educators, provide training to educators, parents and students on mental health, organise national conferences and webinars and offer national professional learning development sessions to the Maltese community”. – Dean Johnstone, CEO and […]

Tackling mental health inequalities

Tackling mental health inequalities

There is a solid evidence base that whilst mental health challenges or illness can affect anyone, the risks are higher for some groups who face structural discrimination, such as those living in poverty, Black and Asian, LGBTQ+, or having a physical disability.  The Centre for Mental Health has made recommendations to tackle these inequalities. Those relevant […]

How To Help Students Get The Most Out Of Mental Health Week 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week

Young people face many challenges that can affect their mental health. From exam stress to cyberbullying – sometimes they may come to you for crucial advice and guidance across a variety of issues. So, let’s explore how you can help the children around you improve their mental health, whilst discussing some key symptoms and signs […]

Inequality and impact on mental health

Inequality and impact on mental health

In this Ted talk, epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson looks at the evidence linking social inequality and mental ill-health.  The impact of inequality on mental health and our social relationships  As a school leader, it is well worth considering how inequalities are either reinforced or reduced, within your school and what more can be done to reduce […]

School culture: which elements are perceived to be most important for student mental health?

school culture and mental health

A qualitative study in three English secondary schools identified four overarching dimensions of school culture that were perceived by respondents to impact on student mental health.   Key findings from the study in UK secondary schools on school culture and student mental health: The research explored four aspects of culture:  Dimensions of school culture Respondents identified […]

The School Mental Health Specialist: accessible for all

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Dean Johnstone, Founder and CEO of Minds Ahead, explains how the Masters in School Mental Health Specialist is accessible for all those working in school, even if previous academic qualifications are limited. https://youtu.be/nhg_IuAShVU The School Mental Health Specialist will know first hand the needs of their students and can, through training, development and supervision, match […]

Young people’s mental health, social media and myth busting

In February 2019 Rachel Schraer, writing for the BBC’s ‘Reality Checker’, wrote that the increase in young people (under 16) with mental health conditions had risen from 11.4% to 13.6% between 1999 and 2017. This, it was asserted, was much smaller than expected. This analysis stood in stark contrast to the Children’s Commissioner’s report on […]

Levelling up wellbeing – a mission without a plan!

Levelling up wellbeing

On the 2nd of February the government released their Levelling Up strategy. The government were right to have wellbeing as one of their 12 levelling up missions. However, it is very disappointing to see a policy agenda for 11 of these missions, with the wellbeing mission being left out. The government is aiming that ‘by […]

Give the gift of gratitude this Christmas with TAP Thank and Praise!

TAP Thank and Praise!

By Kerry Hill (FCCT MA) As we approach 2022, we reflect back on two years of incredibly difficult times globally, as well as nationally. This Christmas may again be one which is unlike previous ‘normal’ holiday seasons, (which in some ways seem a distant memory), without large social gatherings celebrating together, connecting and sharing in […]

Spotting the signs of poor mental wellbeing in students in secondary schools

Spotting the Signs of Poor Mental Wellbeing

Trying to spot when a young person is struggling with their mental wellbeing unless they verbalise it is one of the toughest parts of working in inclusion in a busy secondary school. The reason why? All of the tell-tale signs can be linked to puberty and natural developments. For example, all of the below are […]

Top tips for teachers to support good mental health and wellbeing

Most of us know that physical health and mental wellbeing are closely related and that paying attention to things like sleep, diet, movement and exercise are important. As teachers, we advise students, colleagues, friends and family on such matters but how often do we practice what we preach? Teachers mental health and wellbeing: From knowing […]

Teacher Wellbeing – More Than Just a Breakfast?

Teacher Wellbeing

Writing in the Guardian, Adams observed that workload for teachers is leading to a recruitment and retention crisis (Adams, 2018). In recent years staff wellbeing has come sharply into focus and staff mental health is as important as student mental health, with a recent Guardian article citing that ‘the number of teachers seeking mental health […]

We are a training provider on the DfE assured list! Don’t miss the chance to apply for a DfE grant to fund your senior mental health lead training programme

We are a training provider on the DfE assured list! Don't miss the chance to apply for a DfE grant to fund your senior mental health lead training programme

We are proud to announce that, as the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, our Senior Mental Health Lead Training programmes have been approved to be a part of the Department for Education Approved Training Course Provider Framework. All state schools and colleges in England will […]

GCSE results and the correlation with children and young people’s mental health

GCSE results and the correlation with children and young people's mental health

GCSE results day 2021 is today and according to The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) study, published in the BMJ Open Journal, mental health at ages 11-14 was independently linked to educational success at age 16. The study analysed responses from 1,100 children aged 11-14 from the Understanding Society study and used the National […]

Consultation: The views from senior leaders on mental health in schools and colleges

Working with our partners at Leeds Beckett University, as the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, we consulted with highly engaged senior leads for mental health from 12 schools to inform the House of Commons Select Committee evaluation of the government’s implementation of mental health strategy. Here we share their views: The […]

Teacher mental health: Will The Education Staff Wellbeing Charter plan make a difference?

The Education Staff Wellbeing Charter has been launched by the Department of Education, and applies to schools, colleges, and further educational institutions in England. It was co-created by the DfE’s expert group on staff wellbeing, which included OfSTED and the teaching unions. According to the guidance document: The Education Staff Wellbeing Charter is a declaration […]

Measuring wellbeing and mental health in schools

Measuring wellbeing in schools

When discussing mental health I often get asked on the best way to measure wellbeing by school leaders and educational professionals. Before answering the question it is worth considering the desire and risks of measuring.  Why measure wellbeing in schools? Like any activity before diving in, it is important to step back and consider what […]

How effective are resilience building programmes within Primary Schools?

Primary School resilience building programmes

By Priya Mitchell MA, School Counsellor and Designated Lead, The British School Al Khubairat As the sole Counsellor within an International School with 1900+ students on roll, my diary is constantly full and it can be difficult to find appointments for the near daily referrals to the Counselling Service. Having completed the 1st Year of […]

Weighing up the costs of counselling as a mental health school-based intervention

Counselling is one of the most common school-based interventions for mental health and wellbeing for young people. This type of therapy allows young people to explore their thoughts and emotions in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment. Most schools source out their own counselling provision from an external provider paid through their existing budgets and will likely […]

Young people’s mental health: School-based anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying projects improve LGBT+ mental health

It is well documented that young people who identify as LGBT+ are more likely to face bullying, discrimination and mental health challenges, compared to their heterosexual peers.  Key findings on young people’s mental health support in schools International research summarised by NIHR School for Public Health Research  has found that there is a link between […]

Growing our team for the School Mental Health Specialist programme

Online mental health support

We are extremely excited to announce that Claire Sewell has joined our team at Minds Ahead as Learning and Development Specialist. She will be the tutor on the School Mental Health Specialist Programme as well as working with the wider Minds Ahead team. Welcome to the Minds Ahead team! Claire Sewell Claire brings expertise from being […]

Mental health support for young people after pandemic: Preventative and early-intervention strategies needed in schools and colleges

Mental health support for young people after pandemic

The Education Policy Institute has examined aspects of mental health among secondary age children and linked these to social, demographic and other key factors and influencers.  They recommend that schools are given the resources to support mental health as well as more access to training, support and guidance. Recommendations relevant to schools and colleges: A […]

Ways to get online mental health support for teachers and students

We have put together a list of some of the online mental health resources that are available in the UK to support you and others in your community, profession or setting.  If you are thinking about ending your life or acting on thoughts of suicide, please call emergency services on 999 or The Samaritans on […]

Mental health in schools: Belonging is essential for well-being

There is a robust link between having a sense of safety, belonging and well-being and the student’s engagement and performance in education.  Research by UCL has found that having a sense of belonging at primary, secondary, FE & HE is a reliable predictor of attainment and is often lower among marginalised ethnic groups. There is evidence that the […]

Teachers’ mental health and wellbeing: Recent report reveals that we must act now

Teachers' mental health

 “It is time to start taking the mental health of our teachers and educators seriously.” – Education Support  The latest annual report of school and college wellbeing staff by Education Support has shown there is more work to do to protect the mental health of the education workforce. This survey was conducted in the middle of […]

Mental health facts in the UK: Mental health is created in communities

Mental health is created in communities UK Facts

The final report by the Centre for Mental Health, The Commission for Mental Health Equality, is a key reading for any education professional interested in improving mental health in their setting.  It firmly positions mental health as something beyond the individual but is something that is a collective good and a collective responsibility.  The report highlights […]

Summary of Mental Health & Wellbeing of England’s Children & Young People, 2020

Young people and childrens mental health in England

In this video we present an infographic on the key points from two key government reports: DfE State of the Nation report, into children & young people’s wellbeing, 2020 & NHS Digital Mental Health of C&YP Wave 1 follow up (2020): https://youtu.be/xVLATJt9Q0o At Minds Ahead, we have developed a new and comprehensive school-based mental health […]

Black lives matter: the steps we have taken

Over the past months we’ve seen demonstrations globally in response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police in the United States.  We know that racism and anti-Blackness are not only an American problem, but one that is just as pervasive in the UK. Minds Ahead is committed to addressing mental […]

Staying at home – Ways to wellbeing #coronatimes

We realise there is a lot of information online at the moment to support yourself and your family through these stressful times.  Therefore, to save you some time we’ve categorised what we’ve found using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing Framework to allow you to focus on what you need to.  For evidence on this framework […]

Minds Ahead speaks to LBC news

On the 19th of March at 8.40am Shelly spoke with Liza Aziz on what Minds Ahead think the DfE should be considering to protect the wellbeing of staff and students. Click the play button below to listen to this interview considering the announcement on the 18th March.   To view the Google doc Shelly mentioned […]

Department for Education fails to integrate Mental Health into Safeguarding Policy

The Department for Education are consulting on changes to the main safeguarding policy used by schools and colleges, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (KCSIE), The aim is to make clear that safeguarding and promoting children’s mental health is a whole school and college responsibility and that systems should be in place to ensure this. However, […]

Key findings from the longest running health behaviour study of young people

A national survey of the health of secondary aged pupils was published in January 2020. The data was collected in 2018 and examined the school environment and found these key points: – Nearly a quarter of young people said they liked school “a lot”, while around half of like school “a bit”. The amount of […]

Developing the evidence-base: public mental health

Public mental health takes a population approach to mental health. This improves the coverage, outcomes and coordination of the prevention of mental illness as well as mental wellbeing promotion. It aims to sustainably improve mental health for the population by working with a range of public, third sector, other organisations, local communities and individuals. Having attended several […]

PISA Wellbeing data – what should a school leader take away from it?

The PISA Wellbeing data was released late December, by which time most people were winding down and getting ready for minced pies, doughnuts and other cultural appropriate food.  It is a rather lengthy document of 350+ pages so we’ve highlighted three points to consider that may prompt discussion and evaluation with your team:   UK […]

Key take aways from the Teacher Wellbeing Survey

Tackling stress in our schools Almost three quarters of staff working in schools and colleges describe themselves as stressed, a figure which rises to 84% for senior leaders. These statistics have increased in the last three years. For the third year, Education Support has produced a report summarising the mental health and wellbeing of professionals […]

International representation at the School Mental Health Specialist Design Group

I was privileged to attend a round table discussion at the House of Commons on the 9th October on the topic of Mental Health Specialists within schools which was chaired by Minds Ahead and attended briefly by Nicky Morgan (M.P). The professionals sitting around the table all had the same passion – to improve the […]

Heather Madsen, Headteacher of Red Oak Primary school, Lowestoft, reflects on the first meeting of the School Mental Health Specialist Design Group

A gathering of professionals from a range of backgrounds across Educational settings and specialists in Mental Health attended Parliament on Wednesday 9th October to discuss, debate and evaluate the ways in which schools could develop an accredited programme of study enabling key staff to manage and support mental health and well being within schools. Given the […]

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’ aimed at prevention rather than fixing problems once they emerge. This is a wide-ranging consultation addressing diet, smoking, physical activity, immunisations, genetics and resistance to medications. This article looks at the mental health aspects in […]