The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, exists to strengthen the mental health of the next generation by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK’s education system, thereby improving outcomes and life chances. This initiative, being led by Carnegie School of Education, is focused on evidence-based solutions which address schools’, pupils and parents/carers needs; the development of a professional community of school mental health experts; and leading innovation within the area.
We work with schools, organisations and professionals committed to ensuring that mental health difficulties do not limit success at school and beyond. We seek partnerships and collaborations to drive forward this agenda.
Our work focuses on these areas:
Professional development for everyone working in schools. A suite of programmes and learning ensuring relevance for all school colleagues.
Practitioners network. The development of a professional community for those (leading the agenda of mental health in schools), to deepen learning and (share best practice) harness a wealth of experience.
Providing support and guidance for schools. Resources which help schools develop and improve their mental health policies and practices.
Annual conference. A large scale event to profile innovative and proven work, deepen understanding and support the link between policy and practice.
School Mental Health Quality Mark. An accreditation for Schools to evidence and show effectiveness and impact of their whole school approach to Mental Health.
Research. To ensure that interventions are evidence-based and that we’ll produce best practice publications.
Collaboration with strategic partners. To develop strategic partnerships with other like-minded organisations to work collaboratively to develop provision and support for schools.
As an ex teacher with 15 years experience in mainstream and EBD 11 to 18 years provision, I love learning and have a distinction in a Personal Coaching Diploma from the Coaching Academy. I work one to one with staff face-to-face, by phone and over Skype to support them to get from where they are now to where they want to be. I, myself, left teaching due to severe work related illness and am passionate that others should have access to support to regain and enhance confidence, resilience and self-fulfillment.
I also deliver in-service training to introduce teachers and leaders to coaching through an interactive group coaching session. Please contact me if you’d like to find out more.
I welcome enquiries from all teachers – newly qualified right through to senior leaders who are looking to engage in coaching in one of more of the following areas:
General Work Related Stress and Anxiety
Continuing Professional Development
Confidence and Resilience
Assessment and/or Inspection Issues
This list is not exhaustive so please feel free to contact me to arrange a free, confidential discussion on any other concerns you may have in relation to your career.
The Talking Toolkit is designed to be used as a framework to help line managers have simple, practical conversations with school employees. It should not be used as a sole response to
an existing problem with workrelated stress in your school. The toolkit has six templates for six different conversations, each with a different theme designed to get you talking about issues which may be causing work-related stress or issues which could have the potential to become future causes if not managed properly.