Poor mental health is a significant issue in Northern Ireland.
Although there is currently little data available, it has been estimated that around 45,000 (1 in 6) children and young people in Northern Ireland have a mental health problem at any one time.
For comparison, it is estimated that 1 in 10 children and young people in England have a mental health problem.
This means that schools in Northern Ireland have a significant role to play in supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.
Use this section of the website to find out more about the challenges facing schools in Northern Ireland, the support available and how you can make a difference in your school.