Schools' Wellbeing Partnership
Connecting schools to embed mental health and wellbeing at the heart of the community.
About the Schools' Wellbeing Partnership
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 Schools Wellbeing Partnership: 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