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  1. Sample policies & procedures

    Use the example mental health and wellbeing policies and procedures to develop your schools approach.  Mentally Healthy Schools – Policies and Procedures The Policies and Procedures part of the Mentally Healthy Schools website offers some examples of emotional wellbeing and mental health policies developed already by schools. They are intended to assist other schools and colleges […]

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  2. Practical advice & guidance

    This page offers links to credible websites that provide further advice and guidance for applying the whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing Mentally Healthy Schools: whole school approach Mentally Healthy Schools offers a range of practical advice and guidance on how to apply a whole school approach to addressing emotional wellbeing and mental […]

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  3. Research and Insight

    Children’s Voices Children’s Voices: A review of evidence on the subjective wellbeing of children with mental health needs in England (2017) is published by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner. The document gives a range of children and young people’s views about how they view mental illness and their experiences of receiving a service. The evidence is […]

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  4. Young people’s personal stories

    Time to change Time to Change offers a variety of campaign-style resources you can use to promote messages that can reduce stigma associated with mental health. The campaign aims to encourage more people to be open about our mental health and to start conversations with those who might need support. It offers a variety of […]

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  5. Peer education

    The Mental Health Foundation offers a peer education programme for Year 7 pupils delivered by their 6th Form peers.  The Peer Education Project provided by the Mental Health Foundation provides a five session syllabus to all Year 7 pupils delivered by 6th form peers. It is based on the principle that young people are more […]

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  6. Leadership & management

    Guidance and evidence shows that the key factor in improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health within schools and colleges comes from taking a Whole School Approach. Strong leadership and management within the school or college is vital. Public Health England guidance Public Health England breaks down the whole-school approach into eight components. Leadership and Management […]

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  7. Building emotional resilience – Ryefield Primary School

    Ryefield Primary School is an Academy School based in a socially diverse area in Hillingdon in north-west London. Motivation Head Teacher, Colin Tucker, commenced in 2016. Found a school that was inclusive and caring. He wanted to understand what it was about the school that sustained this in order that he could ensure that it […]

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  8. Promoting children’s voices – Hendon School

    Hendon School has redesigned and renamed its Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) programme calling it ‘Smart Futures’. The voice of pupils is the cornerstone of the school’s approach. Hendon School is a co-educational secondary school based in the London Borough of Barnet. It has a tradition of strong pastoral support. A traumatic event within […]

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  9. Whole school approach – George Green’s School

    Implementing a whole-school approach at George Green’s School, Tower Hamlets, London.  George Green’s School is situated in the Isle of Dogs. It’s an area with high levels of deprivation sitting close by the Canary Wharf developments. The school is co-educational and includes a sixth form. The leadership team recognised that there were high levels of […]

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