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 […]
From September 2021 any state school or college will be able to access a grant of about £1,200 to cover the costs of completing senior mental health leadership training. As part of the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental health in Schools, we have been delivering senior mental health leadership development courses since 2017, with […]
Under our partnership with the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University, as the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, we are the national quality assurance provider for all DfE funded training courses for senior leads in schools and colleges! The Department for Education (DfE) recognises that: “in order to help […]
The MYRIAD study: Are some schools contributing to the rise in mental health issues amongst young people?
The causes of mental health wellbeing and mental health illnesses for our children and young people are well documented, as are the wider structural or socioeconomic contexts that are clear and reliable factors that impact upon mental health. However, specifically focusing on the impact of school-level factors on children and young people is a relatively […]
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 […]
Understanding the mental health issues of children and young people post-pandemic: returning to the same school, living in a different world
Research and literature regarding the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people has become more frequent and widespread over recent years, as data and trends show an increasingly concerning picture. In the year prior to the global pandemic, referrals to children’s mental health services rose by 35% however there was only a 4% […]
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 […]
By Adam Gillett MA, (Assistant Principal – Inclusion), Penistone Grammar School The MA in Leadership of School Mental Health & Wellbeing has been one of the best things I have done in my professional career, but writing the dissertation was probably the hardest. The structure of the course is so well done and the assignments so […]
Pupils’ mental health infographic: What do they think will help them catch up on the education they have missed?
The Jack Petchey Foundation asked over 5,000 young people aged 11-19 how the government should support them to catch up on the education they have missed since schools first partially closed in March 2020. Pupils’ mental health: Top 5 responses Which of the following would you find useful to help you catch up on the […]
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 […]