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.

1 Leadership and management

5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing framework

Use this free evidence-based framework to decide on your own approach to mental health and wellbeing in 5 simple steps.
8 Targeted support

Targeted support toolkit

A guide and tool for providing effective targeted mental wellbeing support in your school or college.
3 Curriculum, teaching and learning

Wellbeing curriculum toolkit

An online toolkit containing wellbeing resources and practical strategies to promote positive mental health.
5 Staff development, health and wellbeing

Resource pack for education staff

A selection of mental health and wellbeing resources for staff and students.
8 Targeted support

Mental health: it is ok not to be ok

A free e-learning course to help education staff support students who may be struggling with their mental health.
6 Identifying need and monitoring impact

Mental health resource quality assessment

A tool to help mental health leads determine the suitability of a resource, training course or intervention.

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