Policy and guidance

Policy and guidance supporting mental health in schools.

  • Website Mental health and behaviour in schools: departmental advice for school staff

    Guidance for schools on identifying and supporting those pupils whose behaviour suggests they may have unmet mental health needs. It includes: how and when to refer to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS); practical advice to support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties; strengthening pupil resilience; tools to identify pupils likely to need extra support; where/how to access community support.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 16/06/2014

  • Website The Bristol Ideal

    Bristol Ideal is a list of standards for schools that will make a real impact on promoting healthy relationships and tackling domestic and sexual violence. This covers domestic abuse, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage, so-called honour violence, trafficking and sexual exploitation, sexual violence and sexual harassment. These standards are evidence based and help support schools to meet OFSTED and other local targets. Additionally, the project will have further reaching results than just domestic and sexual violence, but mental health and wellbeing, school engagement, sexual health and more. Crucially, the standards are simple to achieve and the multi-agency team behind The Bristol Ideal will provide free support, resources and training to ensure schools are supported.

    Publisher: The Bristol Ideal
    Published Date: 28/04/2014

  • Website Health visiting and school nurse programme: supporting implementation of the new service offer. Promoting emotional wellbeing and positive mental health of children and young people

    This document outlines the contribution that the health visiting and school nursing service can make to improving emotional health and wellbeing outcomes for children, young people and their families. It describes different levels of intervention across the 4 tiers of the new health visiting and school nursing service model. This document builds on No health without mental health (2011) and recognises the vital role of partner agencies and the need for local collaboration in commissioning and delivery.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 31/03/2014

  • Website Mental health activity pack

    This pack was designed for use within Key Stage four PSHE lessons. It is suitable for use with sixth form students, potentially in a pastoral or tutorial group setting.

    Publisher: Woking Mind
    Published Date: 30/03/2012

  • Website What's on your mind

    The Scottish anti-stigma campaign, has launched a new campaign aimed at 13-15 year olds. They have produced a resource pack, which explores how support from peers can make a positive difference to people’s mental well-being.

    Publisher: See Me
    Published Date: 22/02/2012

  • Website Developing school counselling services for children and young people in Wales

    This report relates to the Welsh government's strategy for school-based counselling. It provides an overview of the development of schools counselling to help school leaders and practitioners to develop the services in their institutions.

    Publisher: National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
    Published Date: 26/09/2011

  • Website Healthy Schools toolkit

    The Healthy Schools toolkit is designed to help schools to ‘plan, do and review’ health and wellbeing improvements for their children and young people and to identify and select activities and interventions effectively. This approach is designed to ensure schools put in place the most appropriate services and meet the needs of children and young people.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 01/04/2011

  • Website Count us in: mind over matter. Promoting and supporting mental and emotional wellbeing

    Aims to share the current good practice that is happening in our pre-school centres, schools and colleges in promoting and supporting children and young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

    Publisher: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education Scotland (HMIE)
    Published Date: 25/03/2011

  • Website The importance of teaching: the schools White Paper 2010

    This White Paper outlines government proposals to reform schools in England.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 07/12/2010

  • Website Healthy Child Programme from 5 to 19 years old

    This document sets out the recommended framework of universal and progressive services for children and young people to promote optimal health and well-being. It outlines suggested roles and responsibilities for commissioners, health, education, local authority and other partners to encourage the development of high-quality services. You might also be interested in the following document Getting it right for children, young people and families. Maximising the contribution of the school nursing team: vision and call to action.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 29/10/2009

  • Website Extended schools and health services: working together for better outcomes for children and families

    This guide relates to policy areas of the previous government and is included here for information. It explains how extended schools can help health professionals achieve their targets on priorty areas. A section on child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) is included.

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 20/02/2007


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