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NAHT Cymru

NAHT Cymru is the definitive voice of school leaders in Wales. We keep the best interests of children at the heart of everything we do.

Along with our colleagues in England and Northern Ireland, we are here to defend and extend the rights of our members, as well as provide advice, protection and support specific to school leaders throughout Wales

NAHT Cymru yw llais diffyniadol arweinwyr ysgolion yng Nghymru. Mae buddiannau gorau plant yng nghraidd popeth a wnawn.

Ynghyd â'n cydweithwyr yn Lloegr a Gogledd Iwerddon, rydym yn bodoli i warchod ac ymestyn hawliau ein haelodau, yn ogystal â darparu cyngor, diogelwch a chymorth sy'n benodol i arweinwyr ysgolion ledled Cymru.

5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing: developing a whole-school approach

The Anna Freud Centre’s new framework, ‘5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing’, is to help schools and colleges develop a school or college-wide approach to mental health and well-being.

Written by teachers and school leaders with guidance from mental health experts, 5 Steps is a simple, free, interactive framework to help schools and colleges create their approach to mental health and well-being – allowing them to work at their pace and shape it according to their setting and priorities.

Children and young people’s mental health is everyone’s responsibility. 5 Steps engages the whole school community, including school staff, parents and carers, and pupils. By working together, we can make sure that children and young people get the help they need when they need it.

Supporting good mental health is vital in helping children and young people to thrive. Schools and colleges that take this approach to improve pupil well-being, attendance and attainment give their pupils the best possible chance to fulfil their potential.

The five steps include: leading change, working together, understanding need, promoting well-being and supporting staff. Each of the five steps has practical actions that education professionals can take and is supported by evidence-based practice, free or low-cost resources, and case studies from schools and colleges. Schools and colleges can also create their bespoke 5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing action planning tool.

For more information and to access the platform, visit www.annafreud.org/5steps.

First published 30 September 2020

Please give us your views  on the current consultations


Welsh Government

Independent review of school teachers pay and conditions in Wales

OPENED 18 January 2018 - CLOSES 1 March 2018

NAHT Cymru draft response of independent review

Support for doctoral study
OPENED 8 December 2017 - CLOSES 2 March 2018

The Education (Amendments Relating to Teacher Assessment Information) (Wales) Regulations 2018
OPENED 14 November 2017 – CLOSES 30 January 2018

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