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Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS)

TaMHS accreditation

Your school can apply for the Targeted Mental Health in Schools programme award if:

  • your school has developed provisions in the school to enhance children's mental health
  • your school has a whole-school approach to meeting the mental health needs of children
  • there are actions written into the current school development plan that focus on meeting children's mental health needs
  • accreditation has been discussed with senior management in the school, with an agreement to proceed and a named member of staff identified to prepare and submit an application
  • all groups (staff, governors, pupils, parents or carers and support agencies) have been made aware of the school's commitment to the TaMHS programme
  • a bronze, silver or gold template in the application form has been completed with accompanying evidence and is ready to be sent in

Please note:

  • bronze and silver accreditation can be applied for at the same time
  • the earliest that gold accreditation can be applied for is in the term following the award of silver
  • if photographic or anonymised case-study evidence is provided, please ensure that permission is sought from staff and parents of children involved as information may be used in overall TaMHS evaluation reports and publicity
  • accreditation status lasts for 3 years from the date of the certificate issued

If your school is ready to apply for a TaMHS Accreditation award you can request an application form by emailing: [email protected]

If you have any queries about the accreditation process or you have a completed application form to send in, please email us at [email protected]


Last updated 05 May 2023