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NEWS: AcSEED at MHW Show 2022

11th May 2022

AcSEED were a presenter and exhibitor at the Mental Health and Wellbeing show in Cardiff on 10th May 2022

NEWS: Gorse Hall Accreditation

7th April 2022

Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery School in Stalybridge, Cheshire receive AcSEED Award

NEWS: Crosby High Accreditation

7th April 2022

Crosby High School in Crosby, Merseyside receive AcSEED Award

NEWS: St Olave's Accreditation

1st April 2022

St Olave's Grammer School in Orpington, Kent receive AcSEED Award

NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

14th December 2020

AcSEED Newsletter for December 2020

NEWS: On-line Wellbeing Support

11th December 2020

Kooth: An on-line Mental Health Support Platform

NEWS: Mental Health in Schools Conference

11th November 2020

Report from the Westminster Insight conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

NEWS: Fairfield Road Accreditation

20th October 2020

Fairfield Road Primary School receive AcSEED Award

NEWS: Newport Girls' get AcSEED Award

31st August 2020

Congratulations to Newport Girls' High School in Shropshire ...

NEWS: First AcSEED Wellbeing Centre

25th June 2019

Trinity School and College opens the first AcSEED Wellbeing Centre



AcSEED at the Mental Health and Wellbeing Show

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, The AcSEED Initiative were delighted to attend the Mental Health and Welbeing Show in Cardiff on 10th May 2022.


MHW show session

AcSEED Chief Executive Nick Gatherer made a presentation on the AcSEED Mental Health and Wellbeing framework for UK Schools and Colleges.



This presentation highlighted the motivations for setting up AcSEED as a vehicle to improve mental health and wellbeing support for young people, the structure of the AcSEED wellbeing framework, the AcSEED accreditation process for providing recognition of schools with comprehensive mental health and wellbeing support, and some examples of good practice using AcSEED.


MHW show stall

AcSEED Founder Charlotte Gatherer, and other AcSEED volunteers, were on hand to answer questions about the AcSEED framework and accreditation scheme.

Throughout the day we had great discussions about the use of AcSEED with staff working in schools and colleges, and also about potential opportunities for collaboration with other health and service organisations.


Gorse Hall receive AcSEED Award

Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery School Award

Congratulations to Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery School in Stalybridge, Cheshire who have been accredited with The AcSEED Award.

Receiving the award are the Headteacher (Miss Flood), mental health lead (Miss Evans), KS2 Well-being ambassadors, and the staff and pupil Wellbeing Team.


Crosby High School receive AcSEED Award

Crosby High School Award

Congratulations to Crosby High School in Crosby, Merseyside who have been accredited with The AcSEED Award.

Pictured are Gavin Dixon (Mental Health Lead) and the Year 11 Prefect Team at Crosby Hig School presenting their new AcSEED Award certificate to Helen Goodband (Link Governor).


St Olave's Grammar School receive AcSEED Award

St Olave's Grammar School Award

Congratulations to St Olave's Grammar School in Orpington, Kent who have been accredited with The AcSEED Award.

Receiving and celebrating the award are members of the school's Senior Prefect Team.


Fairfield Road Primary School receive AcSEED Award

Fairfield Road Primary School Award

Staff from Fairfield Road Primary School receiving their AcSEED Award.

Congratulations to Fairfield Road Primary School in Droylsden Manchester who have been accredited with The AcSEED Award.

Receiving the award are:

Front row (left to right): Liz Bowden (School Counselor), Stephanie Burns (SMSC Leader), and Alexis Davies (Deputy Head).

Back row (left to right): Alec Stephenson (Headteacher), and Shelley Roche (School Liaison Officer).


Newport Girls' High School receive AcSEED Award

Newport Girls High School Award

Receiving The AcSEED Award for Newport Girls' High School are Headteacher Michael Scott, and Head Girl Team students Ella, Minnie and Abbey.

Congratulations to Newport Girls' High School in Shropshire who have been accredited with The AcSEED Award.

This social distancing compliant photograph shows The AcSEED Award being received by Headteacher Michael Scott, together with members of the Head Girl Team, Ella, Minnie and Abbey.

"AcSEED promotes adoption of best practices in supporting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people in UK schools and colleges, and provides recognition for organisations that satisfy the AcSEED criteria for wellbeing support" said Charlotte Gatherer, founder of The AcSEED Initiative. "The AcSEED assessment team were particularly impressed by the strong wellbeing ethos at Newport Girls' High School, by their extensive mental health and wellbeing provisions, and by their comprehensive emotional health and wellbeing curriculum. We are therefore delighted to announce that Newport Girls’ High School has been accredited with The AcSEED Award".

Read the school announcement here.


New AcSEED accreditations

Congratulations to the following organisations that have recently been accredited with The AcSEED Award:

  • Pebble Brook Primary School in Crewe, Cheshire
  • Russell Scott Primary School in Denton, Greater Manchester
  • Freegrounds Junior School (renewal) in Hedge End, Hampshire
  • Fairfield Road Primary School in Droylsden, Greater Manchester
  • Dean Valley Primary School in Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Kingmoor Nursery and Infant School in Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Newport Girls' High School in Newport, Shropshire
  • St George's CE Primary School in Mossley, Greater Manchester
  • Winstanley College in Wigan, Greater Manchester
  • Hollingworth Primary School in Hyde, Greater Manchester
  • Ironville Codnor Park Primary School in Ironville, Derbyshire
  • Livingstone Primary School in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
  • Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College in Altrincham, Cheshire
  • Plymouth High School for Girls in Plymouth, Devon
  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Middlewich, Cheshire

St Philip's School receives AcSEED Award

St Peters Award

Receiving the AcSEED Award for St Philip's School are (from l to r): Debbie Battle (Safeguarding and Prevention officer, and Wellbeing Emotional Support Team Lead), Ben Walsh (Head teacher).

Congratulations to St Philip's School in Chessington, Surrey, who have been accredited with The AcSEED Award.

The AcSEED assessment team were impressed by the comprehensive wellbeing support provided by St Philip’s School, by the wide range of mental health and wellbeing information and training available, and by their tailoring of wellbeing provisions and services to meet the specific needs of their pupils.

Debbie Battle, Wellbeing Emotional Support Team (WEST) lead at St Philip's School said "We will continue to do everything we can to support our young people through any emotional difficulties they may encounter".

Read the school announcement here.

Shavington Academy receives AcSEED Award

Shavington Academy Award

Receiving the AcSEED Award for Shavington Academy are (from l to r): Kieron Campion, Zac Timperley Irving, Lea Blake, Kalis Cosby, Miss Carter, Mrs Skelding.

Congratulations to Shavington Academy in Crewe, Cheshire, who have been accredited with The AcSEED Award.

"AcSEED promotes adoption of best practices in supporting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people in schools and colleges, and provides recognition for organisations that satisfy the AcSEED criteria for wellbeing support" said Charlotte Gatherer, founder of The AcSEED Initiative. "The AcSEED assessment team were impressed by the comprehensive wellbeing support provided by Shavington Academy, by the wide range of wellbeing information and training provided to staff and students, and by their focus on continuous wellbeing improvement. We are therefore delighted to announce that Shavington Academy has been accredited with The AcSEED Award."

New AcSEED Trustee and Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a few hours a week available?

AcSEED is looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for improving young people's mental health and wellbeing to help drive the next phase of our growth. The following volunteer opportunities are available now:

AcSEED is also looking for new Charity Trustees to help drive our strategy and organisation forward:



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