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

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A new website, 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.

The longer-term plan is to expand the reach of the website into Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland, as well as to secondary schools.

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 19 April 2018