In collaboration with South London Citizens, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and local authorities, King's Social Mobility and Widening Participation Department works with schools to establish Be Well Hubs in Southwark and Lambeth.
A Be Well School provides a supportive hub within the school for open discussions on mental health. Trained Be Well Champions are available to signpost students, staff or parents/carers to appropriate services. The hub serves as a platform for discussing the social determinants that contribute to mental ill-health and use community organising to drive impactful change. As part of a wider civil society network, Be Well Schools can also influence and improve services through being connected with senior leadership staff in the NHS and local authorities.