Whole school approach
In order to support pupils who will have a mental health problem for a variety of reasons, it is important to reach all parts of your school community and beyond. This is also because teachers, parents and other staff will be affected by mental health problems themselves.
We all have mental health and anyone can develop a mental health problem at any time.
A whole-school approach is an ideal way to bring about changes to policy and practice to ensure everyone is fully on board, from governors to teaching assistants. Evidence suggests that schools with a whole school plan are more likely to have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of pupils.
To find out more about the whole school approach to mental health, see the recommended reports below
A whole school framework - national children's bureau (pdf) (ncb.org.uk)
A whole school framework - self assessment and improvement tool (ncb.org.uk)
Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing (gov.uk)
If you are a senior leader and would like to develop a whole school mental health plan. Please contact Stacey to find out about the emotional wellbeing toolkit.
School vision and environment
Adult resilience framework - bingbong
Talking about mental health - SecED article
Staff wellbeing - Dr Pooky Knightsmith article
Employee assistance programme (educationsupportpartnership.org.uk)
How to manage stress - mental health top tips
Ealing staff training needs analysis report (word)
Building trust in schools - article (greatergood.berkeley.edu)
Resillience training (boingboing.org.uk)
Peer mentoring - a case study from newham
Peer mentoring - mental health foundation manual (pdf)
Kindness assembly - primary and secondary school resources (place2be.org.uk)
Circle time games - primary schools
Sociograms - article - Contact Stacey for further information.
Safeguarding - NSPCC guidance (nspcc.org.uk)
5 ways to wellbeing (mindkit.org.uk)
Mindfulness for young people (mindkit.org.uk)
Developing emotional awareness and listening - DEAL- Samaritans website
Growth mindset resources (edutopia.org)
Mental health and sport - (pdf)
Effective enrichment sessions (sec-ed.co.uk)
How can mindfulness be useful (handsonscotland.co.uk)
Fair workload charter- example(nottinghamschools.org)
Stacey Edmead Payne
Health improvement officer
Tel: 020 8825 8865
Mobile: 07940 021 344