Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

Strengthening the mental health of the next generation by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK's education system, hereby improving outcomes and life chances.

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools is focused on evidence-based solutions which address schools', pupils and parents/carers needs; the development of a professional community of school mental health experts; and leading innovation within the area.

We work with schools, organisations and professionals committed to ensuring that mental health difficulties do not limit success at school and beyond. We seek partnerships and collaborations to drive forward this agenda.

Our work focuses on:

  • Providing support and guidance for schools, including professional development for staff working in schools
  • Annual conference to profile innovative and proven work, deepen understanding and support the link between policy and practice. The next Knowledge Exchange will take place on 26th June 2020, in Birmingham
  • Mental Health Awards for Schools, Boarding Schools, Further Education, and Education in Sport to evidence and show effectiveness and impact of a whole school approach to Mental Health
  • Professional Membership for School Mental Health Leads
  • Approved provider list of organisations who offer Mental Health and Well-being initiatives to schools
  • Research to ensure that interventions are evidence-based and that we produce best practice publications. Take a look at our latest Working Paper Series
  • Collaboration with strategic partners to develop provision and support for schools

Professonal learning programmes

We have created a range of professional programme specifically designed to help teachers, support staff and governors develop a range of strategies to improve and manage staff and pupils’ mental health across all education settings.
Explore our professional development programmes
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mental health awards

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

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