Mind of the Student (MOTS) gives young people the confidence to speak about their mental health.

Our approach ensures no student in school goes without essential training on mental health, which equips them with the knowledge, confidence and skills to recognise and address their own mental health needs.

Our programme includes a whole-school workshop day on mental health, the Change Makers and Youth Committee.

How our programme works

Step 1: Register your interest

Complete our registration form on behalf of your school. We will then get in touch with you to arrange a pre-programme call which will cover expectations from you/us and next steps.

Please note: We are currently prioritising schools which are located in areas with higher levels of deprivation in London, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Cornwall.

Step 2: Whole-School Workshop

Our whole-school workshop day – co-designed by teachers, health care professionals, young people and parents – cover topics on depression, anxiety, social media pressures and exam stress.

Benefits for young people

  Boost confidence when reaching out for help
  Improved understanding on mental health
  Gain essential self-help skills

Step 3: Change Makers

The Change Makers are our follow on initiative aimed at continuing the conversation on mental health once we have left the school. Find out more below…

Benefits for young people

  Team work and public speaking skills
  Specific training on breaking down stigma

Our Programme in Numbers

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now know who to contact for professional mental health support

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feel confident talking with friends/family on their mental health

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feel confident calming themselves when in emotional distress

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students have received a whole-school mental health workshop day, provided by Mind of the Student.

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schools visited by Mind of the Student since February 2023, across London, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Cornwall.