Partnership for Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools

About the Partnership


The Partnership for Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools is a national network of more than 50 key organisations from the education, health and children's sectors convened by the National Children's Bureau. It is the only national partnership dedicated to supporting schools and services to improve well-being and mental health outcomes in education.


Our Vision

The Partnership has established a vision for an education system where good emotional wellbeing and mental health are at the heart of the culture and ethos of all schools, so that children and young people, supported by their teachers, can build resilience and flourish. In this phase of the work we aim to make a demonstrable contribution to improving the social and emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people by 2018 and beyond.


The  most  powerful  childhood  predictor  of  adult  wellbeing  is  a   child's emotional health; the next most important predictor is their social  behaviour; followed by the child's intellectual performance (Layard et al, 2014)



'What Works' - Guidance for Schools. We wanted to provide the most up-to-date and evidence informed advice and guidance for schools on 'what works' in promoting emotional well-being and mental health in schools.


A bespoke review of national policy and practice developments in this area since 2004.


Towards the end of 2014, Ofsted consulted with stakeholders on changes to the school inspection framework that would include an increased focus on health and well-being issues.