Children and young people’s mental health in education: a joint statement

Joint statement on children and young people’s mental health and education

In October 2020, the Coalition and Schools’ Wellbeing Partnership held a joint meeting with our members and representatives from the Department for Education and Public Health England to develop key priorities around children’s mental health and wellbeing during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Following on from the emerging evidence and insights that were shared at the meeting, we have developed a joint statement on mental health in education. The statement emphasises the importance of schools being well prepared and well supported so they can respond effectively to prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of the whole school.