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

Framework for promoting wellbeing

This framework of advice helps to promote wellbeing in schools and support children and young people with more complex mental health difficulties.
1 Leadership and management

Whole-school approach audit tool

Use this auditing tool to assess your setting’s progress towards developing a whole-school or college approach.
2 School ethos and environment

Building positive mental health

A range of downloadable activities for those working with young people to help build positive mental health and wellbeing.
1 Leadership and management

Mental health and behaviour in schools

This report seeks to help schools and colleges to support students whose mental health problems manifest themselves in behaviour.
6 Identifying need and monitoring impact

Using measurement tools to understand pupils' mental health needs

Learn how to use measurement tools and surveys to understand students’ wellbeing, so that you can give them the support they need.
2 School ethos and environment

Better together: youth work with schools

A report highlighting the importance of youth work and the impact it can have in supporting schools.

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