Mental Health & Well-Being
Serving the whole student to advance academic excellence.
LEF understands the profound impact that mental health has on the overall well-being and academic success of our students. We secure funding for and connect our community partners to promote mental health awareness, resilience and support for our students.
Together, we can break the stigma surrounding mental health and cultivate a compassionate, nurturing space for students and educators to grow and thrive. Let's empower one another on this journey toward mental wellness and a brighter, more resilient future.
LEF Spotlight: Creative Coping
Creative Coping is our signature program — a collaboration with A Place to Be and Inova Loudoun Hospital — to bring music and joy into the lives of students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
“What we really believe at Inova is that we are the guardians of the community’s health," Hospital President Susan Carroll told ABC-7. "This is a need we see in our community, so can we be a catalyst?”
“One of the most valuable things is giving [students] the space to talk and to learn about their emotions and making it OK," A Place to Be music therapist Jordan Marshall said. "We can start now and we can talk about anxiety now as second graders so they know how to deal with it when they go on with the rest of their lives."
LEF is always in search of community partners to expand its mental health and wellness services for students and educators.
Together, we can break the stigma surrounding mental health and cultivate a compassionate, nurturing space for everyone in our community to grow and thrive. Let's empower one another on this journey towards mental wellness and a brighter, more resilient future.
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For more than 30 years, the Loudoun Education Foundation has demonstrated how community support can make meaningful educational impacts in the classroom and beyond. As an independent nonprofit, we engage our community to invest in critical and innovative programs that foster academic success and the well-being of students and educators. We fund programs that stimulate students’ curiosity, create exceptional learning opportunities, and provide needed resources to educators, students and families.