Schools in MIND
Schools in Mind is a free network for school staff and allied professionals which shares academic and clinical expertise regarding the well-being and mental health issues that affect schools. The network provides a trusted source of up-to-date and accessible information and resources that school leaders, teachers and support staff can use to support the mental health and well-being of the children and young people in their care.
As an independent charity they bring together leading clinicians and researchers dedicated to improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of support and provision. All their materials are based on rigorous evidence and have been thoroughly evaluated in schools.
They know that schools are on the frontline when it comes to children’s mental health. They recognise that school leaders and teaching staff work hard each day to support the mental health and well-being of their pupils and they are determined to help them in every way they can.
Their child mental health experts have also developed a booklet: ‘Supporting mental health and well-being in schools’, a series of expert advice films which offer practical guidance about what teachers can do in the classroom to support mental health, and what to do if they are concerned about a child and a leaflet for parents and carers offering tips to talking mental health with children.
As part of their 'You're never too young to talk mental health' campaign, the Schools in MIND network has produced a new resource to help parents and carers start conversations about mental health with children.
The free leaflet, which features an introduction from the Centre's Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, provides simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make conversations about their child's feelings part of everyday conversation.
The leaflet was developed by the Centre's child mental health experts and all our resources have been evaluated prior to launch.