Understanding pupil mental health and wellbeing

Use this session to train staff on what pupil mental health and wellbeing is, how to spot signs that a pupil may be struggling, and to help staff know how to act.

Last reviewed on 31 January 2024
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In this 1-hour session, staff will learn:

  • What mental health and wellbeing is and what factors can influence it
  • What their responsibilities are concerning mental health
  • How to recognise positive and poor mental wellbeing in pupils
  • How to act on the signs of poor mental wellbeing

What's in this session?

Developed with Anna Freud, this training session includes:

  • A ready-to-deliver PowerPoint presentation you can adapt to suit your school
  • Step-by-step facilitator notes
  • Activities to help staff put their learning into practice and encourage group discussion
  • Video  to model learning for staff
  • Answers to common questions, to help you prepare for queries your staff may have

How to use these resources

  1. Download the PowerPoint presentation, facilitator notes, group activities, common questions and audio transcript
  2. Work through the facilitator notes first. They tell you everything you need to know to prepare and deliver the PowerPoint presentation effectively. You’ll need these to hand when presenting  print them out or have them open on a separate device so you can refer to them easily while presenting your main screen

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