Key organisations

Key organisations supporting mental health in schools.

  • AcSEED Initiative

    The AcSEED Initiative seeks to improve support for emotional wellbeing in schools by learning from the experiences of young people, parents/guardians, and teachers. Its website enables teachers, students, and parents, to share their personal experiences of emotional wellbeing in schools. The AcSEED Award is presented to schools that adopt best practices to support the emotional wellbeing of their students, providing an assurance of care to current and prospective parents.


  • Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme

    The Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme offers fun, informative and interactive training to young people, staff, and parents to help them tackle bullying in their schools and communities.


  • Chance UK

    A registered charity that provides mentoring programmes for five to eleven year olds with behavioural difficulties who are at risk of developing anti-social or criminal offending behaviour later in life. Thier innovative, individually tailored programmes are delivered by carefully screened and trained volunteer mentors who are closely supervised and supported in their work. They also offer mentoring programmes for parents. The aim of Chance UK is to intervene early in the lives of vulnerable children to help them, and their families, begin to build a brighter future.


  • Mindfulness in Schools project

    The aim of this project is to introduce mindfulness lessons into schools.


  • NASEN (formerly National Association for Special Educational Needs)

    A national organisation which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional support needs.


  • National Association of Independent Schools and Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS)

    A membership organisation working with and for special schools in the voluntary and private sectors within the UK.


  • SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) Community

    This network has been established to enable all those interested in the SEAL approach to share and continue to develop their practice. SEAL is a whole-school or setting preventive mental health and wellbeing programme which also provides resources for group work with targeted children and young people. It was widely used in the TaMHS (Targeted Mental Health in Schools) initiative. The SEAL Community is a not-for-profit organisation set up by those who led the development of the former government’s SEAL initiative and is supported by experts including Professor Katherine Weare. Membership costs £30 for individuals, £50 for schools and £75 for local authorities or other large organisations. Members will receive a regular newsletter, join on-line forums, and be able to access and share a wide range of free resources.


  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA)

    A multi-professional association that exists to promote excellence in services for children and young people who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.



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