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This is how we share information and good practices relating to mental health and wellbeing support in schools and colleges

What's New

NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

28th July 2022

AcSEED Newsletter for July 2022

NEWS: UK Government blog

21st July 2022

What we are doing to improve the mental health of children and young people

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: Wistaston Accreditation

25th April 2022

Wistaston Church Lane Academy in Crewe, Cheshire receive AcSEED Award

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: St Paul's Accreditation

19th August 2021

St Paul's Church of England Primary School in Stalybridge, Cheshire 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


There are many opportunities to get involved as a volunteer with AcSEED. Whilst it is not a pre-requisite, we especially welcome applications from young people who have direct or indirect experience of mental health issues. We expect all volunteers to be passionate about improving emotional wellbeing support for all young people, to be committed to raising awareness of the importance of mental health to all children, and dedicated to tackling mental health stigma. We also promote a pro-recovery attitude towards mental illness.

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer with AcSEED please contact us.

We will need to assess the suitability of candidates for certain volunteering roles.

These are some of the volunteering roles available with AcSEED ...

Website Contributor

People of any age may contribute their thoughts and personal experiences to the AcSEED website, although the decision to publish rests with The AcSEED Initiative.

AcSEED Assessor

  • Reviewing award applications to assess ...
    • Compliance with award criteria.
    • Improvement recommendations.
    • Best practices.
  • Reviewing appeals.

Training will be provided for this role.

You must be at least 18 years old to perform the role of an AcSEED Assessor.

AcSEED Administrator

  • Communicating with schools regarding all aspects of their application for The AcSEED Award.
  • Providing advice to schools on completing the self assessment questionnaire and their provision of supporting evidence.
  • Distribution of applications to AcSEED Assessors, and collation of results.
  • Maintenance of application and accreditation records.

Training will be provided for this role.

You must be at least 18 years old to perform the role of an AcSEED Administrator.

Please note that volunteer roles that involve direct contact with young people may require a valid CRB.