The Prime Minister made important announcements about transforming mental health and strengthening suicide prevention today. (Listen here at 1:19:45)
We have been given an award in the Queen's New Year Honours, which recognises the important work of the Trust and the wonderful support of so many people over the last seven years. Thank you to everyone who has supported us in any way!
The award is for our work in suicide prevention and bereavement support, where we have been promoting wider implementation of the Government's National Suicide Prevention Strategy and support being offered to everyone bereaved or affected by suicide within the first week of experiencing a loss.
We also promote the importance of wellbeing and good mental health in schools, colleges and universities and are working with the National Children's Bureau and Universities UK to promote a whole school and university approach to wellbeing and mental health.
The Health Select Committee Inquiry issued its Interim Report on Monday December 19th and here is a summary of its findings:
Property Week very kindly invited the Trust to be the 'Charity of the Evening' for their Student Accommodation Awards on Wednesday December 7th.
500 accommodation providers gathered at the Marriot Hotel, Grosevenor Square and we had the opportunity to share our thoughts on the importance of student accommodation in supporting student mental health covering both room design and staff training in wellbeing and mental health. We also talked about the student accommodation guidelines that are being developed by Student Minds, generously supported by UPP. These will be available in March 2017.
A big thank you to everyone at Property Week and the hundreds of generous donors.
The Trust funds the Partnership for Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools, which is a national network of over 50 organisations from the education, health and children's sectors.
Our Vision is that wellbeing and good mental health are at the heart of the culture and ethos of our children's education.
We have recently published new resources: 'A whole school framework for emotional wellbeing and good mental health', which aims to: