Best Practice Exchange

Supporting Children and Young People with Mental Health issues in Schools

Dear Colleagues,
The Government’s new Mental Health Strategy emphasises the crucial importance of early intervention in emerging emotional and mental health problems for children and young people.

As part of the BOND Consortium (Better Outcomes, New Delivery), we would like to invite you to a FREE Best Practice Exchange on how schools and commissioners can make better use of the voluntary and community sector in the future delivery of mental health services for children and young people. This event will:   

  • Update you on what is happening to emotional and mental health support services for children and young people across the country, including early intervention, new ways of commissioning and providing services.
  • Share examples of best practice in relation to improving children and young people's mental health and well being, including what was learnt from the Targeted Mental Health in Schools Programme (TAMHS) how it can be applied across different settings and contexts.
  • Identify practical, cost effective ways for developing and delivering future support. Demonstrate ways in which the Voluntary and Community Sectors can begin to build capacity and improve health and learning outcomes for children and young people in local settings including schools
  • Facilitate learning and partnership working. Elicit feedback that will build upon the emerging evidence and provide baseline themes.

The event is aimed at those responsible for supporting children and young people in schools, colleges and informal settings, as well as those responsible for commissioning these services.

To book your place, please click here or, for further information here.

Places are booking up fast for these events and places are limited - we would recommend booking your FREE place as soon as possible. If you have already confirmed your place please forward this email to any colleagues.

Best Wishes


7 Jarrom Street, Leicester LE2 7DG
T: 0116 249 5000 F: 08707 059 361


This event will be delivered by BOND (Better Outcomes New Delivery), a new mental health consortium, led by YoungMinds, which includes national experts and leading organisations in the field. BOND has been funded by the DfE to increase the capacity of the voluntary and community sector to deliver mental health support services over the next two years.