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Wellbeing governors champion mental health and wellbeing for the whole school. They keep mental health and wellbeing on the agenda by asking questions about the school’s provision and support.  

We’re here to support you as a wellbeing governor so that children’s, young people’s, and staff’s mental health is looked after at school 

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Wellbeing governors have a varied role and we’re here to support those of you already in the role, those preparing for it, and governing boards talking more generally about wellbeing.

Use the resources below to help make sure your school is prioritising mental health and wellbeing in the most effective way.


Self-review activity - Pupil wellbeing post-Covid-19

We’ve created a self-review for governors to assess their school’s response to pupil wellbeing in the post-Covid-19 period.

It’s interactive, so you can complete the review online and download the PDF to share with your governing board.

Start your self-review



Questions for school governors to ask school leaders about pupil mental health and wellbeing

We’ve put together two lists of example questions for governors to ask to find out what mental health and wellbeing provision in the school is like, and how it can be as effective as possible.

Questions to ask around the return to school post Covid-19 lockdown 

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Questions to ask about mental health and wellbeing provision more generally

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Questions for school governors to consider when developing and maintaining a mentally healthy school

These questions from Place2Be offer a guide for school governors in considering the different areas relevant when thinking with the headteacher and school leadership team about how to support them in developing their school’s mental health strategy. The questions are devised both to:

• Provoke governor’s understanding of mental themes relevant to the school community

• Enhance discussion between governors and the headteacher/ senior leadership team of the school in relation to the relevant themes

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Wellbeing governor role description

Mental health and wellbeing is an integral undertaking in schools and needs to be considered throughout all aspects of the school experience. The link governor role creates a connection between the governing board and the wider school/Trust and is focused on supporting the school to embed its mental health and wellbeing provision across the entire school.

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Open the wellbeing link governor role description as a PDF



Register for upcoming webinars or catch up on recordings on a wide range of governance topics.  

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Complete our online eLearning modules, including an introduction to school governance to get familiar with key aspects of the role. 

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