Swindons Mental Health Award

As part of the Children and Young Peoples Joint Strategic Needs Assessment a Swindon schools survey was conducted to explore staff confidence levels in supporting emotion and mental health. The survey also looked to see which external agencies schools used to support them.

This work helped us to identify the gaps in school staff knowledge and the capacity in which they could support pupils with mental health problems. It provided us - (the Public Health Team) - the opportunity to offer schools support in these areas.

Therefore to engage all Swindon Schools and enable us to develop a bigger picture of Mental Health needs of young people across the town we developed the Swindon Mental Health Award. The award provides schools with a framework to assess and develop a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing. All elements of  the award have been identified through review of best practice documents and guidance, including Department of Education, Public Health England and Ofsted.

The award is supported by Swindon Public Health, Swindon Healthy Schools and The Education Team at Swindon Borough Council, TAMHS and Swindon Mind, 

 The award is avaialble here for you to download.