Critical incidents

The UK Trauma Council have released guidance on what schools, colleges or educational settings can do in the event of a potentially traumatic incident that has affected all or most of an educational community. Their resource bank includes: This free resource can be accessed at

Ukraine Resources

The events in the Ukraine have directly affected the wellbeing of those we work with. This war has a particular significance as it is within Europe and it is relatable to our society (potentially more so than other wars) many people (staff, pupils and families) may be imagining the potential impact on life if they …

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Setting Mental Health Audit – View and Edit Previous Answers

This tool is being archived, we recommend copying and pasting your audit to the 2nd Edition available at This audit tool is designed to help schools and colleges reflect on their mental health leadership. It is based on the eight principles identified by Public Health England (2015). You can save this and come back …

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Getting started

Welcome to the National Network of Mental Health Leads! This page is designed to help you navigate your first steps on the website to support your setting or to prepare you for your course. I’m booked on a course If you are booked on a course, then there are some things you will need to …

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Role Description

Many settings recognise the need for having an appointed Designated Mental Health Lead, however, do not have an insight into the breadth of the role. This can lead to confusion and misunderstanding about the nature of the role. Based on the Department for Education training guidance, this simple role description helps settings reflect on the …

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Role Stress Risk Assessment

There are certain roles that are at more risk of emotional harm within staff teams. Likewise there are events in people’s lives that affect their coping or resilience, making them more at risk of emotional harm for a short or longer period. The role stress risk assessment tool was developed based on the Health and …

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