The Minds Ahead School Mental Health Hub

Minds Ahead is a social enterprise that exists to revolutionise mental health in schools and colleges. We do this by developing the workforce with the knowledge and skills to support the mental health of pupils, staff, parents and school leaders.

Welcome to the Minds Ahead Hub for School Mental Health!

This site is for anyone working in a school or college who wants to promote and protect the wellbeing and mental health of children, young people and adults. The Hub is split into four areas and aims to equip you to do four things: 

1. Understand the issue

Information on what School Mental Health involves and why it matters

Analyse your situation

An audit tool to reflect on the current provision in your setting

Take action

Simple steps to promote and protect wellbeing and mental health in your setting now

Go Deeper

Links to training and support to develop greater expertise in this area

‘Thinking about mental health in a similar way to safeguarding could be a successful approach going forward, not only for the designated leads but for all staff. A true whole school approach to positive mental health and wellbeing requires all staff to be invested and properly trained in this.’

McShane et al, ‘Fixing a failing system’, 2021

Our programmes

The School Mental Health Specialist programme

For those working directly with pupils in their school or college.

Leadership of School Mental Health Masters

For school and college leaders.

Level 2 Mental Health Peer Mentor programme

For 14-18 years old studying in schools and colleges.

Bespoke training and support

We design, develop and deliver training programmes

We can create learning experiences to meet your needs.

We give talks and seminars

We provide short inputs that inform and inspire teams in schools, colleges, Local Authorities, charities and other organisations.

We coach and advise Senior Leaders

We support leaders to plan for and deliver impact on school mental health.

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