Our vision is for wellbeing and good mental health to become a strategic priority, embedded into the culture and ethos of every school.
NCB coordinates the Partnership for Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools: a national network of nearly 50 member organisations from the education, health and wellbeing, and children's sectors. The Partnership works to improve the wellbeing of all children in education.
- Support schools to implement a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
- Increase awareness of the importance of promoting children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and how this connects to learning
- Inspire education settings to incorporate measures that will improve children and young people’s wellbeing
- Equip teachers, staff and young people with the skills and knowledge to prioritise and address wellbeing and mental health
Why this matters:
- Half of lifetime mental illness starts by the age of 14
- Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young people
- In an average classroom, 4 children will have a clinically diagnosed mental health condition, 7 will have been bullied and 8 will have experienced severe physical violence, sexual abuse or neglect
- Early intervention and a whole school approach can be highly effective in improving wellbeing and reducing the impact of mental health problems