Vision:  UK schools are world leaders in transforming the mental health of the next generation

Mission: securing system wide change that benefits all schools by inspiring, empowering and enabling leadership at all levels

Our work falls into three categories:

  • Leading system change
  • School mental health training, teachers training & speeches.
  • School Mental Health Specialist Role

Minds Ahead CIC is a social enterprise committed to making a step change in school mental health. We do this by working with people and organisation passionate about driving change within the school system. We have a track record of working successfully with schools, local authorities, universities, teacher training providers, educational think tanks and other educational organisations.

We are a team of professionals from a range of backgrounds fully committed to ensuring that children succeed in education. We have high aspirations for what is possible when schools are empowered and enabled to drive local change.

Our consultants have extensive experience of working with schools and come from adult and child mental health as well as psychology, child protection and social work backgrounds.

Our approach

Excellent teachers transform lives. For generations schools have inspired young people to excel and achieve things they never thought possible.

Mental health challenges are holding too many back. Schools see this need and are been let down by a system that is not fit for purpose. Minds Ahead exists to transform this system, with the aspiration of securing a world leading school based mental health system.

We believe that a fundamental re-think of mental health in schools is needed. We are passionately committed to ensuring that schools remain true to their core: inspirational places of learning, growth, discovery and enjoyment for all children.

We approach everything and especially mental health from a school-based perspective.

Minds Ahead sees the need for a new and comprehensive school based mental health system. We are relentlessly focused on universal, pre-clinical, supportive and evidence informed activities that fit into the realities of school.

This is not about turning schools into mental health clinics. It is about developing the system wide response so that all children thrive. Including, having strong links to specialist services when needed, so that they also bring in their expertise.

Our evidence informed work focuses on positive and sustainable change. We work with partners and schools who and are willing to think about challenges differently.