Evidence Briefing – the relationship between mental health and school attainment, attendance and exclusions in young people aged 11-14

Findings from the HeadStart Learning Team published in February 2019. HeadStart is a five-year, £58.7m National Lottery funded programme set up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It aims to explore and test new ways to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 10 to 16 and prevent serious mental health issues from developing.