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.
The 5 Steps Framework is designed to make it easy to implement a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
The free, interactive tool is easy to work through. It is split into 5 clear steps, which each have their own subsections. Guidance and resources are provided for each subsection.
The 5 steps are:
- Leading change
- Working together
- Understanding need
- Promoting wellbeing
- Supporting staff
Each step and sub-section aligns with the eight principles outlined in the Department for Education and Public Health England’s whole-school approach guidance.
The framework also features a free action planning tool, designed to help staff measure their setting's progress against each step, which can be printed and shared easily.
Using this resource
This resource is designed for:
- use by all education staff with responsibility for mental health and wellbeing in their school or college