This week, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited School 21 in Stratford, London to congratulate teachers involved in the re-opening of the school following lockdown.
During the visit Their Royal Highnesses spoke to teachers about the challenges they have faced over the past year and how they have adapted to the school re-opening earlier this week. The visit coincided with the roll-out of Mentally Healthy Schools resources for secondary schools and FE colleges, and they heard from teachers how this is helping put mental health at the heart of their school’s curriculum.
Today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge @KensingtonRoyal visited @school21_uk to speak with teachers, students & the Director of our Schools Programme. The visit coincided with our new #MentallyHealthySchools resources for secondary schools & FE colleges👉https://t.co/IYFuxYJ4LV pic.twitter.com/hgACx6BUdh
— Anna Freud NCCF (@AFNCCF) March 11, 2021
The launch of resources for secondary schools follows the success of the Mentally Healthy School’s primary hub, which has been accessed over a million times since it was launched by The Duchess three years ago. In 2018, The Royal Foundation partnered with The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, Place2Be and Young Minds to launch Mentally Healthy Schools as a legacy of the Heads Together campaign.
Mentally Healthy Schools is the UK’s first mental health information and resource hub for secondary schools and colleges. Designed for school teachers and staff, the website provides free access to hundreds of the highest quality assured mental health resources including lesson plans, assembly plans, advice and information, making it easier for teaching staff to understand, talk about and support good mental health in their school.
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“I’m all too aware, of how much we ask teachers to take on. You need resources you can trust, and you need to have easy access to them at all times.”
– The Duchess of Cambridge speaking at the 2018 launch of Mentally Healthy Schools