Mental Health and Wellbeing

Our aim at Ilford County will always be to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and student body. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches directed to all students.

Recent data suggests:

  • 1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood.
  • 50% of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14.
  • 1 in 10 boys aged 5-19 with a mental health condition are excluded in some form from school (Place 2be March 2021).

As well as promoting positive mental health, our intention will always be to identify and respond to mental ill health and student well-being. In an average classroom, three students will be experiencing a diagnosable mental health issue. By developing and implementing a practical, relevant effective mental health support process with a robust referral system. We can ensure Ilford County is a safe and stable environment for students affected both directly and indirectly by mental ill health. Our website intends to incorporate information and support for students and parents. The title mental health matters aim to highlight and reinforce the importance of both mental health and well-being, the intention to raise awareness and decrease stigma. In doing this we hope more students will have the confidence to discuss issues and difficulties they may encounter.

Suggested menu headings for drop downs

  • Mental health matters
  • Student well-being matters
  • Parent well-being matters
  • Physical well-being matters
  • Staying safe matters


Mental Health and Wellbeing  
Mental health and wellbeing Curriculum Download