Whole School Approach to Good Mental Health
A mentally healthy school is one that adopts a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. It is a school that helps children flourish, learn and succeed, by providing opportunities for them and the adults around them, to develop the strengths and coping skills that underpin resilience. A mentally healthy school sees positive mental health and wellbeing as fundamental to its values, mission and culture. It is a school where child, staff and parent/carer mental health and wellbeing is seen as ‘everybody’s business’.
A whole-school approach involves a shared ethos and commitment from the entire school, including governors, senior leaders, all school staff, as well as parents, carers and the wider community.