Making the grade: How education shapes young people’s mental health


The Centre for Mental Health has published a new report which explores how schools, colleges and universities can be nurturing environments which promote the wellbeing of children and young people, helping them to develop into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Making the grade is one of a series of reports produced for The Health Foundation’s Young People’s Future Health Inquiry and produced with the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. It highlights the profound effects that educational settings can have on young people’s mental health and wellbeing.


The report shows how schools, colleges and universities can better support young people’s mental health, including making more time in the curriculum for creative education and greater attention to the wellbeing of staff. It also calls on the Government to ensure funding for schools, colleges and universities enables them to create a healthy, nurturing environment, especially for children and young facing the biggest disadvantages and adversities. Read the report here.

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