School Mental Health Award

Yesterday, my school received the Gold award for our work in Mental Health from Leeds Beckett University, Carnegie Centre of Excellence.

Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

Schools interested in gaining the recognition for your school should contact schoolmh@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or seek further information from their website

Improve self-confidence, resilience and emotional intelligence for pupils and staff in your school

The Department for Education recognises the direct link between positive mental health in schools and successful educational outcomes; the Mental Health Award for Schools builds on this link and provides a framework for educational institutions to evidence policies and initiatives that work towards improving emotional health and wellbeing for both staff and pupils.

The award ensures schools are using evidence-based approaches that align to professional and government guidelines. Utilising a developmental framework, which allows schools to evaluate current mental health practices, identify gaps, develop and strengthen these and work towards building an emotionally healthier environment. Through this process, schools commit to making mental health a strategic priority and developing a positive culture that promotes mental wellbeing for everyone.

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