World Mental Health Day 2019

Mentally Healthy Schools have specially designed a toolkit packed with practical and informative resources aimed at both primary school pupils and staff to boost mental health.

World Mental Health Day - Thursday 10 October gives schools the opportunity to talk about the importance of good mental health and to think about ways to help support the wellbeing of staff and pupils.

The toolkit includes animations, activities, lesson plans, assembly plans, mindfulness exercises and lots more to help you plan your day. There is also two posters designed- for pupils and staff - to put around your school, in classrooms, staffrooms or toilets on supporting mental health and seeking support.

Get the toolkit here.

Waltham Forest is committed to offering school mental health first aid training. Please contact Catherine Hutchinson for more information. Further, WF Public Health School initiatives for schools include:

  • Papyrus young person suicide prevention training for school staff
  • Youth Summit on Mental Health
  • Youth Mental Health Ambassadors
  • Youth Health Champtons
  • Time to Change Hub (11-19s)
  • Healthy Schools
  • VAWG in schools
  • Food4Life
  • Peer Listeners 
  • Place2Be Counselling for staff
  • School Nurse drop-ins for young people