mdeducational foundation has had an amazing year, full of growth and exciting improvements. To mention a few; we significantly increased the number of schools we provide funding to, attended the NAPD Annual Conference and launched our services in Ireland. As our CEO, Leah Iles, reflected on the past year, we’re well-prepared for the year ahead, which includes supporting a whole new group of schools and educational settings with the placement of more Wellbeing Leads. By placing these Wellbeing Leads in educational establishments, we’re normalising student psychological fitness and resilience through guidance and early intervention – supporting young people with their wellbeing needs through education and beyond.
As per our values, at mdeducational foundation we stand to educate, enlighten and empower. We don’t just provide schools and educational settings with funding for the placement of a wellbeing professional in their setting and then walk away – we stick around to support their journey as they kickstart their long-term wellbeing strategy.
Our Wellbeing Leads are pioneering a future for better wellbeing for young people, so they are more empowered, no matter what their challenges are. We, therefore, want to make sure our Wellbeing Leads are also supported and empowered to enable them to fulfil their important roles in the best way possible.
To help us align even more closely with our values and support our growing network of Wellbeing Leads, we introduced a new role in our team: Clinical Supervisor. This role provides support and reinforcement to the Wellbeing Leads placed across the UK and Ireland. It helps us to make sure that all of our Wellbeing Leads can benefit from the growing Wellbeing Lead Network, and that schools can learn more ways to support and improve student wellbeing and mental health.
We talked to Catherine Llewellyn, the newest member of mdeducational foundation team, as one of our Clinical Supervisors. Catherine supports several of the schools we provide funding for and works closely with the Wellbeing Leads placed within those educational settings to provide support for them. Join us in getting to know Catherine and learning more about what Clinical Supervisors do to support our Wellbeing Leads.