Mentally Healthy Schools
Supporting children's mental health
Through our work with leading mental health charities, we know that supporting the mental health of children is vital. With half of all mental health issues starting before the age of 14, nurturing wellbeing early in life can make a significant and positive impact on each child’s future. As children spend so much of their time in school, the role of teachers and school staff in supporting their mental health is critical, but teachers are already stretched and often don’t know where to start or how best to promote and support mental wellbeing in their classroom
Mental Health in Schools
The Royal Foundation teamed up with Heads Together charity partners The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families; Place 2 Be and Young Minds to address this issue. Launched by The Duchess of Cambridge, Mentally Healthy Schools is a website designed for primary school teachers and staff, giving them free access to hundreds of the highest quality assured mental health resources including lesson plans, assembly plans, advice and information, making it easier for them to understand, talk about and support good mental health in their school.
The site is freely available to all primary schools in the UK, and as it continues to be developed by our charity partners, The Royal Foundation is working on ensuring the site reflects curriculums from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as England.