Mental Health Awareness Week (10 - 16 May 2021) in the Education Sector

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 (10-16 May) the education sector has announced new funding and initiatives that will support students mental health across the UK.

The Government have announced more than £17 million to improve mental health and wellbeing support in schools and colleges, part of their commitment to build back better for every young person.

Nearly 8,000 schools and colleges in England will be offered funding worth £9.5 million to train a senior mental health lead from their staff in the next academic year, for school and college staff and to provide helpful resources.

Funding also includes a new £7 million Wellbeing for Education Recovery programme, which provides free expert training, support and resources for staff dealing with children and young people experiencing additional pressures from the last year – including trauma, anxiety, or grief.