Guidance, frameworks and key websites

Below is a list of documents and websites you may find useful to refer to when developing a whole-school approach to mental health.

It includes best practice guides, research reports and regulatory requirements.

This list is not exhaustive. If we have not included something that you think should be here, please use the feedback form to let us know.


Overview and statistics


Key government documents


Developing a whole-school approach


Key websites for general information/advice and resources on child mental health and wellbeing

  • MindEd: is a free educational e-learning resource for professionals on children and young people’s mental health. Their resources can be used for individual professional training as well as for prompting wider staff discussion. They are highlighted across this website.
  • KidsMatter: an Australian website, which pulls together quality materials and resources for primary school teachers.
  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families: working to transform current mental health provision by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment.
  • Place2Be: providing emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children’s resilience through talking, creative work and play.
  • YoungMinds: working to prevent mental health illness from developing and to improve early intervention and care for children and young people living with a mental health problem.
  • Charlie Waller Memorial Trust: working to educate young people about the importance of staying mentally well and helping them understand how to maintain wellbeing.