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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 is a mentally healthy school?

What is a mentally healthy school?

Helping school leaders develop a whole-school approach to mental health.

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Getting started: teaching resources

Getting started: teaching resources

Practical ways to introduce good mental health and wellbeing into the daily life of your primary school.

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Risks and protective factors

Risks and protective factors

A look at the issues at home and at school which can harm a pupil’s mental health and resources to help.

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Mental health needs

Mental health needs

Information and resources to help identify and support pupils with common mental health concerns.

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Start a conversation with a child

Start a conversation with a child

Advice on talking to children about mental health.

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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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