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Mentally Healthy Schools – access quality-assured information, advice and resources on mental health and well-being

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Mentally Healthy Schools, offers primary schools access to quality-assured information, advice and resources to support their pupils' mental health. 

This new website is a fantastic practical resource for schools, drawing together quality-assured and useful information, advice and resources into one place.

Mentally Healthy Schools is a legacy project of the Heads Together mental health campaign, supported by its charity partners: Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, Place2Be and YoungMinds, with expert guidance from Centre for Mental Health and advice and support from NAHT.

What the site covers

Mentally Healthy Schools provides a range of expert and practical information and resources to help all primary school staff understand, promote and deal confidently with children's mental wellbeing.

The site is divided into four sections:

  • Teaching resources: focuses on schools' abilities to promote and build your pupils' good mental health with a range of quality-assured teaching resources.
  • Risks and protective factors: explores how schools can identify which children might face greater risks, and shares resources to help protect them and build their resilience.
  • Mental health needs: focuses on children who are struggling or are mentally unwell. It helps schools understand your role and how you can help promote your pupils' recovery.
  • Whole-school approach: helps school leaders develop the wider support across the school to help children, families and staff thrive.
First published 28 February 2019