Welcome

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.

Be a mentally healthy school

Be a mentally healthy school

Helping school leaders work together with staff, pupils and families to develop a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing.   

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Winter Wellbeing toolkit

Winter Wellbeing toolkit

This toolkit includes a selection of practical exercises to help pupils feel calm and confident towards the end of Autumn term and helplines for pupils and staff support over the Winter break. 

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Risks to children's mental health

Risks to children's mental health

The risks that may challenge and harm children’s mental health, and what schools can do to support children who may be struggling.

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Mental health needs

Mental health needs

Find out about different mental health problems that children may experience and how to spot the signs.

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How to start a conversation with children about mental health

How to start a conversation with children about mental health

How to discuss mental health with children and help them understand that it is something we all have.

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Working with parents and carers

Working with parents and carers

How schools can work in partnership with parents and carers to support children's wellbeing.

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