Supporting mental health in schools and colleges - summary report
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National Centre for Social Research, National Children's Bureau & Policy Team

A summary of the key findings from the Department for Education's (DfE) research into mental health provision in schools and colleges. The primary aim of the survey was to gain a representative profile of activity within schools, colleges and other educational institutions, as well as providing an understanding of the issues that institutions face in delivering mental health provision. The research includes a national survey of provision, and case studies exploring decision-making, models of delivery and experiences of different approaches.

This report summarises part of a wider, mixed-methods project exploring mental health and character education provision in schools and colleges across England. The research revealed a broad range of activities and approaches aimed at promoting positive mental health and wellbeing among all pupils, identifying those who might have particular mental health needs and supporting those with identified needs. 

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National Centre for Social Research, National Children's Bureau & Policy Team

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Department for Education (DfE)

Date of publication:
August 2017

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This summary of key findings from the Department for Education's research into the range of mental health provision and support programmes in schools and colleges will be of interest to anyone looking to explore what support and advice may exist regarding this growing issue.


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