Pupil mental health and wellbeing
Access resources, read blogs, and watch videos with experts to support your school’s mental health and wellbeing provision for pupils.
Resources for governors
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 and young people’s mental health is looked after at school.
Use our resources to help make sure your school is prioritising mental health and wellbeing in the most effective way.Access resources
eLearning course: Children’s and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Wellbeing Governors: children’s and young people’s mental health and wellbeing is the first of three eLearning modules we are producing as part of our Wellbeing Governors campaign. It looks at some of the most common mental health issues that children and young people experience and what school leaders and governors can do to promote wellbeing and improve mental health in schools.Start course
How can governors help protect LGBT pupils’ mental health and wellbeing?
This guest blog from Stonewall discusses why it’s important that schools have a particular focus on LGBT pupils’ mental health and wellbeing, and the role governors can play in ensuring this happens.Read the blog
What do wellbeing governors do and what experience do you need?
Learn more about the role of the wellbeing governor, and how to become a link governor for wellbeing.Read the blog
Why do schools need a wellbeing governor – and how do you become one?Read the blog
Pupil mental health and wellbeing Q&A with Kingmoor School
Kingmoor Infant and Nursery School recently became the first school in Cumbria to be awarded the AcSEED Award. Headteacher Nicky Corfield and Youth Mental Health Champion Nikki Hall, answer some of our questions about their school’s approach to mental health and wellbeing in this Q&A.Read the blog
How will the return to school affect children and young people’s mental health and how can governors support this?
Governors have a strategic role, so they’re crucial in helping a school focus on mental health and wellbeing when it really matters.Read the blog
Pupil wellbeing webinars
Supporting pupil wellbeing from a strategic position
This webinar considered how governors can support pupil wellbeing from their strategic position, rather than operationally. The first half of the webinar was led by The Key for School Governors, while the second half of the webinar featured governance experts and a Q&A with those in the wellbeing link governor role.Watch the webinar
Pupil wellbeing: a panel discussion on the return to school following lockdown
We kicked off our year-long focus on mental health and wellbeing in schools with a panel-style webinar. Mental health professionals and thought leaders in the sector came together to talk about pupil wellbeing on the return to school following lockdown.Watch the webinar
Questions for governors
We’ve worked with children’s mental health charity Place2Be to equip governors with the knowledge to make a positive impact on children’s mental health and wellbeing in schools. These questions from Place2Be are a guide for governors so that they can ask relevant questions about their school’s mental health strategy.Read the questions
Pupil wellbeing - resources from partner organisations
Read guidance for governors on the COVID-19 pandemic and access wellbeing resources.Read more