About YoungMinds in Schools
Our schools programme, funded by the Department for Education, aims to improve outcomes for children and young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties by providing a comprehensive suite of online learning resources for educational professionals, along with a range of training courses related to mental health and wellbeing in schools.
The project seeks to maximise the potential to positively influence the emotional wellbeing and mental health of the whole school community, adults and children, as well as addressing the specific needs of pupils identified as having behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESDs).
The programme will work collaboratively with clusters of primary and secondary schools and the services that link to those schools. It will provide training and consultancy support to schools and gather the views of professionals, parents and pupils to shape the development of innovative resources.
YoungMinds has received two years' funding from the DfE through its Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) programme for the YoungMinds in Schools project. We will initially be working through four local clusters, each with its own steering group.
During 2012, we are piloting a programme of training and consultancy to four clusters of schools in England (Tottenham in north London, Southwark in south London, Burgess Hill in Sussex and Weston-super-Mare in Somerset). Each school cluster consists of one secondary and three primary schools.
Any other schools interested in purchasing our pilot training and consultancy programme should contact us, details below.
You can also access all our blog resources, including videos and news items, here on the YoungMinds website.
To find out more about the project please contact:
Roger Catchpole, training and development manager
Tel: 020 7089 5050
What we do
Here is a short video overview of the YoungMinds in Schools project.
short video overview
The four short films below were made as part of the work with schools in Tottenham, north London. They give an introduction to the nature of YoungMinds in Schools and to the views of teachers, pupils and parents participating in the project
Whole-school emotional wellbeing