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St Edmund’s celebrates a wonderful achievement in Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

We are delighted to announce that St Edmund’s School, Canterbury has been awarded the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools ‘Boarding School Mental Health Award’ – Gold​ Status.

Through the tireless efforts and hard work from key staff, this wonderful achievement for the school ensures that our community are using evidence-based approaches that align to professional and government guidelines. Utilising a developmental framework, which allows schools to evaluate current mental health practices, identify gaps, develop and strengthen these and work towards building an emotionally healthier environment. Through this process, schools commit to making mental health a strategic priority and developing a positive culture that promotes mental well-being for everyone.

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools 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.


They work with schools, organisations and professionals committed ensuring that mental health difficulties do not limit success at school and beyond. They seek partnerships and collaborations to drive forward this agenda.

“Supporting schools through the award is always a real privilege as it’s a vehicle for sustainable change with children right at its heart. Staff feel empowered by the process and take their whole school approach to mental health forwards in leaps and bounds; quickly but in ways that will be felt by the whole community over time.”

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