Healthy Minds

The mental health of children and young people, specifically that they have the resilience and support to flourish in the modern world, is a priority for Learn Sheffield. It is a key aspect of the readiness theme in the Sheffield Priorities as well as a focus for local and central government. Learn Sheffield is working closely with Sheffield City Council and the CCG (NHS Clinical Commissioning Unit) to ensure that the Healthy Minds project and other opportunities are made available to Sheffield schools and academies.

The Healthy Minds Project is an opportunity for CAMHS and schools to work together to support a whole school approach to emotional wellbeing alongside other key partners such as Educational Psychology, MAST, SEND and School Nursing. The links below provide additional information about the roll out of Healthy Minds in Sheffield and other information, resources and opportunities in relation to child and adolescent mental health to support Sheffield educational professionals.

Healthy Minds 2018-19 Cohort Healthy Minds 2017-18 Cohort Healthy Minds Pilot Student Wellbeing Resource Growing Mindful Pilot Training & Resources

Training & Resources

Free mental health training Free mental health training for 2017/18 funded by the Sheffield CCG for Sheffield education providers - limited places.

Let's Talk Directory A very helpful guide to emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Sheffield.

Resources for Professionals
Sheffield Young Carers website contains resources for professionals supporting young carers in Sheffield...

Not the only one Chilypep & STAMP are raising awareness of mental health issues through their 'Not The Only One' campaign. Also catch them on Facebook.

Healthy Minds 2017-18 Cohort

The Healthy Minds Project is an opportunity for CAMHS and schools to work together to support a whole school approach to emotional wellbeing alongside other key partners such as Educational Psychology, MAST, SEND and School Nursing. Following a successful pilot a cohort of schools, listed below, have been recruited to take part in the project in 2017/2018, some starting in September 2017 and some in January 2018. The schools who were successful in bidding to join this cohort come from across the city.

2017/18 Schools List - September 2017

  • Acres Hill Primary School
  • Angram Bank Primary School
  • Arbourthorne Primary School
  • Beck Primary School
  • E-Act Pathways Academy
  • Ecclesfield Primary School
  • Fir Vale School
  • Gleadless Primary School
  • High Hazels Academy
  • Hucklow Primary School
  • Manor Lodge Primary School
  • Mansel Primary School
  • Meynell Primary School
  • Oasis Fir Vale Academy
  • Oasis Watermead Academy
  • Owler Brook Primary School
  • Pipworth Primary School
  • Sheffield Springs Academy
  • Silverdale School
  • St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Thomas More Catholic Primary School
  • Tinsley Meadows Primary School
  • Watercliffe Meadow Primary School

January 2018

  • Bankwood Primary School
  • Birley Primary Academy
  • Birley Spa Primary Academy
  • Bradfield Dungworth Primary School
  • Brightside NI School
  • Concord Junior School
  • Dore Primary School
  • Emmanuel Junior School
  • Firth Park Academy
  • Halfway Junior School
  • Hinde House 2-16 School
  • Limpsfield Junior School
  • Lower Meadow Primary School
  • Mundella Primary School
  • Sharrow Primary School
  • St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School
  • Stocksbridge High School
  • Stocksbridge Junior School
  • Wharncliffe Side Primary School
  • Wincobank NI School
  • Woodseats Primary School

Healthy Minds 2018-19 Cohort

In 2018/19 a further 40 places are available for primary and secondary schools in Sheffield. The application window is open now and runs until 5pm on Friday 20 October 2017. This has been designed to give schools an extended period, including the summer, to apply. We will, naturally, be re-sending this at the start of next term and during the autumn first half term. Any schools who would like feedback from a previous application or who would like to discuss a new application should contact me so that I can arrange for this to happen.

The application guidance and the application form can be found on the Learn Sheffield website.

Applications will be assessed by a panel after the closing date and successful applicants will be notified week commencing Monday 4th December 2017.

Growing Mindful Pilot

Learn Sheffield has secured funding for a primary school pilot called ‘Growing Mindful’ which will trial three approaches to developing mindfulness in school with children across the primary age range.

Further information about the project, including the application information can be found on the Learn Sheffield website. The deadline for application is Friday 22 September.

Mindful Project

A primary school
mindfulness pilot project
in 2017/2018

Student Wellbeing Resource


The Sheffield Student Wellbeing Resource will be launched early in the autumn term of 2017. It will be available online (via the Learn Sheffield website) and in PDF form.

The resource has been developed by Learn Sheffield, Sheffield City Council and a range of providers to support schools to meet the needs of vulnerable pupils. It provides information about a range of barriers that children and young people may face.

Each section provides an overview of the barriers, some best practice advice, and links to available resources and local provision.