The Schools North East Healthy MindED Commission works towards supporting schools to understand and mitigate the factors affecting young people’s mental health, and through doing so enable better resilience.
The aims of the Commission are: To improve the mental health of children and young people by recognising its impact on them; and by enabling school communities and associated services to identify, manage and mitigate the factors that underlie poor mental health; To equip schools to empower children and young people to understand mental health, and through increasing their resilience to grow and develop their potential
Voice of the Pupil
One the main strands of the Healthy MindED Commission was the Voice of the Pupil project.
The project developed a framework for engaging children and young people in discussion about mental health.
Staff from across schools in the region were trained and supported to carry out focus group discussions with students. The findings of this project are set to be published later this year.