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Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to increase staff awareness, knowledge and confidence to help you support your pupils.

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What’s mental health?

What’s mental health?

What does it mean to be mentally healthy and why is it so important?

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Risks and protective factors

Risks and protective factors

What factors can challenge and undermine children’s mental health?

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Mental health needs

Mental health needs

Difficulties that might affect children and strategies to help.

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Teaching resources

Teaching resources

Quality-assured resources promoting and building good mental health.

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Whole-school approach

Whole-school approach

Helping school leaders to develop wider support across the school.

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Start a conversation with a child

Start a conversation with a child

Advice on starting a conversation about mental health.

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