Our mission is to enhance the wellbeing and prospects of
children and their families by providing access to therapeutic and
emotional support in schools, using a proven model backed up by
research and training.
Our vision is a world where children have the opportunity to
grow up with prospects rather than problems.
Our values are:
Ambition for 'Mentally Healthy' Schools
Our ambition is for all schools to be 'Mentally Healthy' and
provide excellent mental health support for all their pupils.
To achieve this ambition we need:
- Teachers to receive training and develop
their understanding of children's mental health and behaviour as
part of Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional
- Schools to have resources to put
children's emotional wellbeing at the heart of their education, to
tackle stigma and provide professional support by appointing a
school-based counsellor, with the capacity to take a 'whole school'
- Counsellors to receive high quality
training to deliver first-class child counselling and ensure a high
calibre workforce of professionally trained counsellors around the
- Government, both Education and Health, to
invest in early intervention and school-based support and ensure
continuity of support between schools and specialist CAMHS.
- Ofsted to further recognise the
importance of mental health, and building children's resilience,
both in its own right and for the role this plays in underpinning