Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools 'School Mental Health Award'
Friday, November 3rd 2018
We are delighted to confirm that following external verification, Ravenshall School has been awarded the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools ‘School Mental Health Award’ – Silver Status. The school has used the framework and content of the Award to very good effect to develop their mental health and wellbeing strategies, structures and practises from a strong starting point.
The Department of Education recognises the direct link between positive mental health in schools and successful educational outcomes; the Mental Health Award for Schools builds on this link and provides a framework to evidence policies and initiatives that work towards improving emotional health and wellbeing for both staff and pupils.
Established by Leeds Beckett University and social enterprise Minds Ahead, the mental health quality kite mark recognises schools that ensure the wellbeing of pupils and staff. The award ensures schools are using evidence-based approaches that align to professional and government guidelines. Utilising a developmental framework, which allows schools to evaluate current mental health practices, identify gaps, develop and strengthen these and work towards building an emotionally healthier environment. Through this process, schools commit to making mental health a strategic priority and developing a positive culture that promotes mental wellbeing for everyone.