Schools' Wellbeing Partnership

United to promote wellbeing and mental health in every school.

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.

Our aims:

  • 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