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New award launched in Rotherham schools

A new award has been launched for schools in Rotherham. Showing how they put mental health at the forefront of their pupils’ wellbeing.

The mental health and wellbeing award has been launched by local health trust Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) via it’s With Me In Mind Children’s Mental Health team.

Michelle Heaversedge, a clinical lead at RDaSH, said: “The award is a sort of kitemark, showing that schools really take care of children and young people’s mental health.”

School can apply to gain the award, but they will have to go through a rigorous process and then be audited every three years to check progress on what they provide to support children with their health and wellbeing.

Michelle added: “We have launched this award to incentivise schools to place mental health and wellbeing as a priority in the school. It’s a great way to show that schools are working hard to support their pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.”

Any schools in Rotherham wanting to take part should speak to their With Me In Mind colleague in school or contact Michelle by emailing michelle.heaversedge@nhs.net.

Left to right is Michelle Heaversedge, clinical lead, and Rachel Evans, from the With Me In Mind service, Rotherham.

Published: May 21, 2024

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