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 well-being for everyone.

"Supporting schools through the award is always a real privilege as it’s a vehicle for sustainable change with children right at its heart. Staff feel empowered by the process and take their whole school approach to mental health forwards in leaps and bounds; quickly but in ways that will be felt by the whole community over time."

Dr Pooky Knightsmith 

“This has had a significant impact on our mental health journey and the mental health of our children. Also a key factor in being names TES Wellbeing and Mental Health School of the year. Wherever you are in your journey. It  will make a difference for your children” 

Ben Levison, Kensington Primary School
(TES Headteacher of the Year, TES Wellbeing School of the Year)

 

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Cost: £395 exc VAT Cost: £395 exc VAT Cost: £395 exc VAT Cost: is £2099 exc VAT per annum, min 3 years 
How to Book:
You can pay for the award via our online store using your credit card or if you would prefer to be invoiced please complete the booking form.
How to Book:
You can pay for the award via our online store using your credit card or if you would prefer to be invoiced please complete the booking form.
The Further Education Mental Health Award provides a framework for educational institutions to evidence policies and initiatives that work towards improving emotional health and wellbeing for both staff and students. Complete the booking form. The whole primary school solution, which brings together the School Mental Health Award, Measurement and Training.
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The award lasts for three years, after which you can apply for re-assessment to maintain your level or strive for higher quality standards.

The award takes a whole school approach to mental health and covers eight key areas, each with a series of statements that schools will use to self-evaluate their current practice.

The eight areas are:

  • Leadership and strategy
  • Organisational structure and culture – staff
  • Organisational structure and culture – pupils
  • Support for staff
  • Support for pupils
  • Staff professional development and learning
  • Working with parents and carers
  • Working with external services

  • An assessor will provide you with an evaluation framework which will help to create a personalised action plan for your school set against the framework criteria
  • You will develop a portfolio of evidence for your school set against the competencies within the framework
  • Once submitted, your evidence will be verified against the three levels of bronze, silver and gold. Your school will be awarded The Mental Health Award at the certified level based on the evidence submitted
  • Our quality mark accreditation comprises:
    • A paper and e-certificate
    • A plaque to be displayed in your school
    • An e-logo to display on your website and school stationery
    • Your school will gain profile by appearing on our ‘Mental Health Award Hall of Fame’  on the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools website

  • Improves pupil and staff self-confidence, resilience and mental health
  • Improves pupil outcomes
  • Creates a culture of awareness of mental health, tolerance and acceptance, helping to reduce behavioural problems and promotes positive mental health strategies
  • Increases staff retention rates and attracts high calibre staff
  • Demonstrates commitment to adhere to professional and government guidance

The award lasts for three years, after which you can apply for re-assessment to maintain your level or strive for higher quality standards.

The award takes a whole school approach to mental health and covers eight key areas, each with a series of statements that schools will use to self-evaluate their current practice.

The eight areas are:

  • Leadership and strategy
  • Organisational structure and culture – staff
  • Organisational structure and culture – pupils
  • Support for staff
  • Support for pupils
  • Staff professional development and learning
  • Working with parents and carers
  • Working with external services

  • An assessor will provide you with an evaluation framework which will help to create a personalised action plan for your school set against the framework criteria
  • You will develop a portfolio of evidence for your school set against the competencies within the framework
  • Once submitted, your evidence will be verified against the three levels of bronze, silver and gold. Your school will be awarded The Mental Health Award at the certified level based on the evidence submitted
  • Our quality mark accreditation comprises:
    • A paper and e-certificate
    • A plaque to be displayed in your school
    • An e-logo to display on your website and school stationery
    • Your school will gain profile by appearing on our ‘Mental Health Award Hall of Fame’  on the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools website

  • Improves pupil and staff self-confidence, resilience and mental health
  • Improves pupil outcomes
  • Creates a culture of awareness of mental health, tolerance and acceptance, helping to reduce behavioural problems and promotes positive mental health strategies
  • Increases staff retention rates and attracts high calibre staff
  • Demonstrates commitment to adhere to professional and government guidance

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