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Published on 16 January 2019

Education For Wellbeing - Secondary Schools

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) is looking for mainstream secondary schools to apply to take part in their Education for Wellbeing research programme to implement and evaluate a range of mental health interventions for pupils in years 7, 8 and 9.


Commissioned by the Department for Education, the programme aims to evaluate pioneering ways of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of school pupils. This cutting-edge research trial is the largest of its kind in England. They are already working with over 250 schools as part of Wave 1 of the programme and are now recruiting 100 further schools to take part in Wave 2.


AFNCCF are looking for secondary schools who want to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils to partner with us, one of the UK’s leading evidence-based children’s mental health charities.

Benefits for participating schools

This is a valuable opportunity to introduce whole-class mental health and wellbeing interventions with support from leading experts in child mental health. Benefits to taking part include:

  • The chance to receive free mental health and wellbeing training for selected school staff
  • £1,000 remuneration in recognition of administrative commitments
  • An evaluation feedback report for your school
  • Contributing to the wider evidence base on what works for school-based mental health support and how it can best be delivered
  • A letter of thanks from the Department for Education acknowledging your school’s important role in this project


To apply for Education for Wellbeing

Please complete the online Expression of Interest form by 5 April 2019.

Only 100 secondary school places are left on the programme and eligible schools will be selected on a first-come first-served basis, so apply now!

To find out more about the programme, including whether your school is eligible and what is required, please click here.

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Author: Vikki Tolley

Categories: Local Authority


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