Mental health lead resource hub

For a whole-school or college approach

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This resource hub has been created in partnership with and funded by the Department for Education, with new resources added regularly. Find out more about how the suitability of resources is assessed.


Signposted resources are not funded or endorsed by the Department for Education, unless otherwise stated.


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Eight whole-school or college approach principles

  • 1 Leadership and management
  • 2 School ethos and environment
  • 3 Curriculum, teaching and learning
  • 4 Student voice
  • 5 Staff development, health and wellbeing
  • 6 Identifying need and monitoring impact
  • 7 Working with parents/carers
  • 8 Targeted support

Learn more about the eight whole-school or college approach principles.

With Thanks To

We welcome this resource hub which will help schools and colleges to support mental wellbeing across their settings.


These are welcome resources for leads in FE to enhance approaches to and delivery of mental health support services.

Association of Colleges

We are proud to have supported developing this library to support in whole education approaches to mental wellbeing.

The Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC)

Place2Be is proud to have been involved in the creation of this resource that will support children and young people.


These resources are more vital than ever in helping address the growing concern for young people’s mental health.

Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

If you are a classroom teacher or support staff member, visit our resource hub for staff.

5 Staff development, health and wellbeing

A guide to meditation for teachers and education staff

A short guide outlining the benefits of different types of meditation and how education staff can utilise it at work.
1 Leadership and management

An introduction to mental health leadership

A free webinar exploring how school leaders can promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
5 Staff development, health and wellbeing

Developing a technology strategy to support staff wellbeing

A set of prompts to help inform a technology strategy that supports staff wellbeing.
5 Staff development, health and wellbeing

Staff mental health and wellbeing plan

A template to help senior leaders draft a staff mental health and wellbeing plan.
1 Leadership and management

Reducing mental health stigma

A short guide offering advice on how to reduce stigma surrounding education staff mental health.
1 Leadership and management

Leadership and wellbeing in secondary settings

A free webinar exploring how leadership can support mental health and wellbeing in secondary schools.

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