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Derby is the first City to have a Mental Health leader in every School

The Emotionally Healthy Schools programme, which was led by Redwood Primary School in Sinfin and funded by the Derby Opportunity Area, was launched to create a Mental Health Local Offer that brings all sources of support and information into one place for schools.

Speaking about the programme, Jane Calladine, Executive Head of Redwood Primary School who has led the project, said: “Research shows that poor mental health can have a long term impact on a child’s well-being. Schools in Derby needed to know how to access the right support and expertise and Redwood was delighted to be asked to lead the Opportunity Area Emotionally Healthy Schools programme to address this, by training and supporting leaders.

“We now have a great Mental Health leader in every school in the city, which means that whether primary or secondary, special, academy, Local Authority or faith, every single school has a trained leader. Derby’s school leaders have great action plans in place to ensure their schools keep on improving their practice.”

Please listen to Jane's interview on Radio Derby below: (listen in from 2:42)

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