Whitefield Primary has achieved the School Mental Health Award which is delivered by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. We were awarded Gold standard for our outstanding mental health and wellbeing provision.
The award was established in 2017 by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools – part of Leeds Beckett University – and social enterprise Minds Ahead.
The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools aims to strengthen pupils’ mental health by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK’s education system, improving students’ outcomes and life chances.
Professor Damien Page, Dean of Leeds Beckett’s Carnegie School of Education, said: “Achieving this award is not just recognition of a whole-school approach to mental health, it’s a recognition of the school’s commitment to improving the life chances of children.
“We’re truly proud to have worked with Whitefield Primary in this vital work and look forward to further collaboration.”
Nationally, more than 600 schools have signed up to take part in the mental health award.
Dean Johnstone, founder and CEO of Minds Ahead said: “This award shines a light on the excellent work schools are doing to promote mental health for their community of children and adults.
“It is thrilling and humbling to learn about Whitefield and the many other schools engaged in the quality award process. I’d like to offer my congratulations on this deserved recognition.”
Gold Mental Health Award: Whitefield Primary Final Report