Schools' Mental Health Policy Template

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy for Schools 

Did you know that one in six children of school age now has a diagnosable mental health problem?

It is imperative that schools develop and implement mental health policies and procedures, to promote a safe environment for students.

These documents are designed to help schools to develop policies and procedures to empower staff to:

  • Spot the warning signs of mental ill health;
  • Support students in need of help;
  • Follow appropriate referral pathways and procedures.

A well-developed and effectively implemented policy can prevent students from falling through the gaps.

The template and further information documents are customisable for each school.

Download the full pack as a zip file using the ‘download resource’ button to the right. This folder contains:

  • Part A: Guidance for writing a mental health and wellbeing policy for schools
  • Part B: A template for each school to customise their Positive Mental Health Policy and Procedures
  • Appendices: Valuable resource of further information and sources of support about common mental health issues 


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