Bradford Healthy Minds Chartermark

Bradford Healthy Minds Chartermark

Please contact us to sign up for next academic year; 2023-2024 - the email is at the bottom of this page



Healthy Minds Chartermark Rationale

My name is Dr Kay Tasker-Smith and I am the Lead Practitioner for the Healthy Minds Chartermark.

The purpose of the Chartermark is to provide an opportunity for schools and settings in Bradford to showcase the development of their whole school ethos and policy with regard to mental health and emotional wellbeing based on a foundation of relational practice. This means the implementation and learning of rules and boundaries is within a safe and secure relationship based approach for children and staff.

The Chartermark is based on eight key principles for mental health and wellbeing as recognised by Public Health England and follows the same structure as the Whole School Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Audit tool for Schools which is distributed through the Mental Health Champions Strategy.


The current formal Healthy Minds Chartermark is available on the link here (simplified copies will be available soon)

Healthy Minds Chartermark

If you have difficulty downloading it, please email us on to receive your copy!



The Healthy Minds Chartermark is fully subsidised for Bradford Local Authority Schools, Free schools and Academies.

Independent schools are also welcome to take part and will receive basic support to set the project up. However additional time in school for activities such as training or onsite meetings will be charged at the normal hourly rate (£95p/h)


Benefits of undertaking the Chartermark

Alongside improving outcomes for children, the Chartermark offers opportunity for schools to gain recognition for outstanding practice within the Bradford District with three awards being built into the process: Silver, Gold and Platinum. Schools achieving these awards will have expertise in social, emotional and mental health practice.


Recognition and Reward

On gaining each level of the award, schools will be able to showcase their achievements by:

  • Receiving their award at a ceremony where the media will be invited to attend
  • Receiving a formal certificate which can be displayed in school
  • Receiving a bespoke trophy which can be displayed in school
  • Receiving a banner which can be displayed on the outside of the school


The Chartermark Process

Ensure you read the Chartermark document thoroughly so you are clear on the extent of your undertakings, in terms not only of time and operational activity, but also in terms of the impact of cultural change in your school.

Once you are sure you wish to undertake the Chartermark, email us on , and you will be assigned a Chartermark Educational Psychologist immediately. Chartermark EP will automatically cease activity in your school at the end of this academic year. 


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