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Listen to the #InsideYourEd podcast about Mental Health In Schools.  Our CEO, Dean Johnstone, spoke to Tom Young, who is currently studying the School Mental Health Specialist programme:

Minds Ahead has just entered its fifth year and has led the way on training for staff in schools as part of the Department for Education funded training for mental health leads. It has a range of courses and training available as part of its collaboration with the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett as the co-founder of the Centre for Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. 

The Child Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Conference will take place on Tuesday, 21 June 2022. Claire Sewell, Programme Lead for the Schools Mental Health Specialist programme and Learning & Development Specialist at Minds Ahead will be speaking about the School Mental Health Specialist programme at this online event.

Listen to the Education radio show recorded in March 2022: Dean Johnstone is interviewed by Simon at TAP Thanks And Praise. 

Since February 2022, the School Mental Health Specialist Programme is a PGDip or a full Master’s (MA) degree! MA students can apply for a postgraduate loan through Gov.UK should they wish to fund that way.

Press release 23 June 2021: Leeds Beckett’s Carnegie School of Education to lead on mental health training across England. The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, based within the Carnegie School of Education in partnership with Minds Ahead CIC, will develop robust quality assurance criteria for training providers who apply to deliver DfE funded Senior Mental Health Leadership courses.

Dean Johnstone speaking to LBC on 15 May 2020 the effect of lockdown on student mental health and how we support the mental health of young people

Shelly Masters speaking to LBC News on 19 March 2020 on what Minds Ahead think the DfE should be considering to protect the wellbeing of staff and students.

Press release 19 June 2020: Mental Health Specialist Role Award from Unltd

What Does It Take For A Child To Get Help With Their Mental Health? A report published in June 2018 in partnership with The Centre for Education & Youth 


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