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Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

Page last updated: 20/08/2019

A whole school framework for emotional well-being and mental health​ (NCB, 2016) - The Department of Health policy 'Future in Mind' (DoH, 2015), expects schools to be active partners in supporting the mental health needs of their pupils. This document from the National Childrens Bureau supports this work. 

Mental Heath and Behaviour in Schools (DfE, 2018) - non-statutory advice to clarify the responsibility of schools in relation to mental health  



Promoting Positive Emotional Wellbeing and Reducing the Risk of Suicide​ ​(Autumn 2019 PDF) This toolkit has been produced to support schools in promoting positive emotional well-being and mental health, but also to offer advice and guidance should they experience a death in their community due to suicide.  However, it may be used by any professional working with children and young people as a source of information and support.  In addition, the advice contained within it to support pupils will be relevant to a range of issues. Appendices to support this guidance pack​ (editable word document).


Public Health England (PHE) has published a personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) resource to support secondary school teachers when promoting positive health, wellbeing and resilience among young people aged 11 to 16:   PHE/Rise Above​

The Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Information Portal for Schools​ has been developed to support schools to support pupils with their mental health. It contains many resources and materials for professionals in the educational setting across a range of topics.





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