Children and young people
Moving On to Secondary School
The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any young person, but those with learning disabilities or other special educational needs (SEN) are under even greater stress. This is because primary schools offer more predictability, usually with the same teacher and classroom throughout the year. The move to secondary school brings a lot of changes - different classrooms and different teachers for each subject, larger buildings spread over a campus, new travel arrangements and coping with support from unfamiliar teaching assistants. If the transition between primary school...
Shepherd's Hill Nursery mindfulness practice
A glimpse of a typical mindfulness session with the children at Shepherds Hill Nursery. Mindfulness can be practised at any age.
Peer Education Project (PEP)
Our innovative school-based project sees older pupils deliver mental health lessons to younger pupils, with the aim of creating more understanding and eradicating stigma.
For young people aged between 10 and 18 who are either in care or have been in care.
Babies in Mind
Our early intervention project in Sutton aims to support families through pregnancy and the early years of childhood.
Our day with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge28 October 2015, Chris O'Sullivan
Mental Health Foundation staff had the honour of meeting their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as part of a Royal visit to the city of Dundee. Chris O'Sullivan shares his thoughts on a positive and productive day.
Mental health statistics: children and young people
We take a life-course approach to mental health because good mental health begins in infancy.
Mental health informed youth work: what Right Here learned and what could come next20 August 2015, Guest Blogger
Right Here was a five-year young people’s mental health and wellbeing programme developed and managed by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation. Project lead to Right Here, Susan Blishen, takes stock of what Right Here learned and achieved, and what could come next