New research finds that schools play a key role in promoting wellbeing and tackling mental health problems, but face significant challenges such as limited capacity and resource.
The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) were commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to explore mental health and character education provision in schools and colleges in England.
This briefing focuses on findings from the mental health aspect of the research, based on:
- A robust, nationally representative survey completed by 2,780 schools and colleges.
- 15 case studies covering a cross-section of schools, colleges and other education settings, which were effective in supporting pupils’ mental health.