YoungMinds to launch schools-based wellbeing programme

Hannah Wright
28 Feb 2011

YoungMinds has been awarded £355,000 to deliver a schools-based programme designed to improve outcomes for children and young people with emotional and behavioural problems.

The grant, awarded by the Department for Education over the next two years, will fund YoungMinds in Schools between 2011 and 2013.

The programme will bring together training for children, parents and school staff through a range of resources that will include publications, online tools and school based learning”.

Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive of YoungMinds, said: “We are delighted that the Department for Education has chosen to fund this programme.

"Our work will increase the emotional wellbeing of children and young people across the board by enabling teachers and parents to offer support and guidance. We also know that those who are struggling with emotional or behavioural problems often lose out educationally. They do less well than they should, are excluded from mainstream education or they drop out altogether. With this money, we will also be able to support those who may be struggling to get the most from their education and have better long-term prospects.

"Increasing emotional resilience means happier, well balanced and better behaved children, leading to calmer school environments and more opportunities for meaningful learning.”

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