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School staff priorities, enablers and barriers for school action on emotion regulation and mental health: a survey


We want to understand what priorities, enablers and barriers school staff see as important when promoting the mental health of autistic and/or ADHD students and all staff in schools. Our focus is specifically on their emotional experiences and ways of managing emotions. This survey is part of the wider research programme, Regulating Emotions - Strengthening Adolescent Resilience (RE-STAR) at King's College London in collaboration with Anna Freud and UCL.


This study is only open to mainstream secondary school staff responsible for the pastoral care and mental health of autistic or ADHD students. From each school, we want to hear from a member of the Senior Leadership Team with pastoral responsibility e.g., a Designated Mental Health Lead, Head of Year 7-11.

By participating in this study, you will earn £10 shopping e-voucher 🎫 and be entered in a prize draw to win a £100 e-voucher.


To take part, please:

  • Read the information sheet here.
  • Complete the consent form.
  • Answer the background questions and complete the survey. This should take approximately 30 minutes.

Technical notes

To move through the consent and survey forms, please click the red arrows at the bottom of each web page.

Your responses will save as you go, so you can pause and resume at a later point if you need to. To do this, just click on the link you received in the original email/advert.

We recommend using a laptop or PC to complete the survey.

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