mdeducational foundation exists because we have identified a gap in support for post-16 students. We can’t currently see a light at the end of the tunnel for the educational sector to have enough funds to prioritise student wellbeing. The urgency for additional support within this worsening education and wellbeing crises can also be seen in the latest NHS Digital report as it states that rates of a probable mental disorder in 17-19-year-olds rose from 1 in 10 in 2017 to 1 in 4 in 2022.
Now more than ever, intervention is needed. So, we’re stepping up. We believe that young people need more than just an education at school. We have the means to do so – learn how we do it.
Our mission is for all post-16 students to feel supported in every aspect of their wellbeing, helping them on their journey to a brighter future.