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NEWS: Newport Girls' get AcSEED Award

31st August 2020

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

NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

20th May 2018

Read The AcSEED Newsletter for May 2018.

NEWS: New Volunteer Opportunities

11th March 2018

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.

NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

11th July 2017

Read The AcSEED Newsletter for July 2017.

NEWS: Farnborough gets AcSEED Award

24th July 2016

Congratulations to The Sixth Form College Farnborough in Hampshire ...

NEWS: Beacon PRU gets AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to The Beacon PRU in Redditch, Worcestershire ...

NEWS: Lordswood get AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to Lordswood Girls' School in Harborne, Birmingham ...

NEWS: Cedars Upper get AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to Cedars Upper School in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire ...


The AcSEED Initiative was set up in 2010 by members of the YoungMinds VIK project. The first year was spent researching the wide variety of support services available in Hampshire secondary schools, and examining relevant Government recommendations. Several schools were visited to review their experiences in detail and understand the gaps in current provision. There was a rapid growth in interest for The AcSEED Initiative, including recognition and support from local MP Steve Brine.

In 2011 the program won backing from Hampshire County Council’s Healthy schools program.

In 2012 The AcSEED Initiative also received backing from the charities Beat and Solent Mind.

In 2013 the AcSEED website went live. This allowed The AcSEED Initiative to extend it's activities nationwide, with all UK primary and secondary schools now eligible to apply for The AcSEED Award.