Mental health

Mental health support

Resources have been released to support teachers and school staff when it comes to issues of pupil mental health and wellbeing.


NFER Research Insights: 2018

Headteacher Update's Research Insights articles, published in conjunction with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas relevant to primary school leadership and education. Download the latest articles from 2018 for free here.


#HandsUp4HealthyMinds

To mark World Mental Health Day, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is launching a new set of free resources, designed to support young people aged 8 to 24.



Creating a therapeutic school: Classroom environments

In a new regular series for Headteacher Update, expert Shahana Knight will advise schools on supporting the emotional and mental health of children and staff, offering easy-to-implement and cost-effective activities. Here she focuses on the classroom environment and a useful whole-school idea





Safer Internet Day 2018

Talking about online safety is a vital part of helping children to stay safe in the world today. Hannah Broadbent looks ahead to this year’s Safer Internet Day on February 6


Mental health toolkit launched

A toolkit to help schools face the challenges of mental health and wellbeing has been published by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB).





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