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Educational resources, national and local lesson plans and PinK curriculum resources about mental health topics.


A whole school framework for emotional well being and mental health

A self-assessment and improvement tool for school leaders.  This tool signposts evidence from research and practice.  It offers prompts for debate and activity bringing everyone together and building on existing practice, identifying new programmes and interventions, setting priorities and implementing and evaluating change.

A four stage self-assessment and improvement tool:

Stage 1- Identify what happens and what matters in your school

Stage 2- common language and commitment

Stage 3- capacity and relationship building

Stage 4- tracking and evaluating progress, embedding and sustaining practice.



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It's hard enough to experience mental health problems, without having to face the judgement, shame and isolation that often surrounds them. That's why we want to end mental health discrimination. Click here to visit our website .


We are funded by:                                                                 We are led by:

Department of Health & Social CareFunded by Comic ReliefNational Lottery Funded Mind - for better mental healthRethink Mental Illness



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NICE has developed a range of online learning resources in collaboration with partners and has identified a range of additional tools to support the implementation of NICE guidance. This includes Children’s Attachment which is aimed at professionals working with children who are in care or on the edge of care.



MindEd provides free educational resources containing advice, guidance and information on managing a wide range of mental health issues in children and teens.



This pack contains factual information, case studies, a book list with suggested reading as well as other avenues for guidance, support and advice. It aims to promote greater understanding of grief, highlight the importance of listening and also some templates for sharing information. Below are two links for charities that provide more information as well as some lesson plans from the Child Bereavement Trust.

Unexpected or Traumatic Death of a Pupil or Child Pack for Schools and Early Years Settings



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Department for Education

We know that the pandemic and the associated measures and restrictions, such as social distancing and school closures, will be impacting on the mental wellbeing of some children and young people. 

We have put together some useful links and sources of support so that children and young people, parents, carers, and school and college staff can get the advice and help they need. We have also added a new module to the RSHE curriculum for primary and secondary schools specifically designed to focus on mental health.

This important addition will enable much-needed conversations about mental health to happen inside the classroom. 

Read the full blog here




PinK Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Resources for KS1 and KS2

Curriculum Resources for KS3 and KS4

Curriculum Resources for KS5

PSHE association



How statutory PSHE Education could support mental health and emotional wellbeing




Local lesson plans

5 ways to wellbeing

One Act of Kindness Shared (OAKS)


Mental Health



A New TrueTube film for Mental Health Awareness Week

Emily is a poet and a teacher, and has bipolar disorder. It's a mental health illness that means she can feel very down or very up for no reason whatsoever. With eloquence and humour she describes how it feels, how she manages it, and how she'd like society to be more understanding and accepting of mental health disorders.


Young people who self harm - A guide for school staff (Uni of Oxford)

This guide has just been published by The Charlie Memorial Trust 



Aureus - School wellbeing reflection task.








Having a conversation with parents and carers about mental health

A Beginner's Guide for Schools.  Developed with YoungMinds', Teachers' Insight Group (May 2019)

Mental health is a very emotional subject to talk about. This is especially true of conversations between teachers and parents and carers, whether they have approached you, or you have encouraged them to think about their family’s mental health yourself. Click here to view the full resource.




Wellbeing packs

(updated 4th May 2020)


Click here to view the latest wellbeing packs to help parents and teachers to support children through this challenging time.

Resources are available for Primary and Secondary age groups.












Anti-racism and mental health in schools 

A seet of 10 practical resources to improve education staff's understanding of racism and it's impact on mental health

Anti-racism and mental health in schools resources (

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