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 […]

How effective are resilience building programmes within Primary Schools?

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 […]

Growing our team for the School Mental Health Specialist programme

Online mental health support

We are extremely excited to announce that Dominique Zakkour and Claire Sewell have joined our team at Minds Ahead as Learning and Development Specialists. They will be the tutors on the School Mental Health Specialist Programme as well as working with the wider Minds Ahead team. Welcome to the Minds Ahead team! Dominique Zakkour Claire […]