This tool has been written to help you review your current approach to Emotional and Mental Health, allowing you to identify strengths and areas for development. The following audit is based upon the eight principles of the whole school approach as laid out in the document ‘Promoting children’s and young people’s health and wellbeing – a whole school and college approach’ published by Public Health England and the children and young people’s Mental Health Coalition March 2015.

Schools can consider the descriptors and record how they are currently meeting them. The self- assessed ‘RAG’ (red, amber or green) rating helps to identify which areas need more attention in developing a whole school approach.

Schools can then use the action plan template at the end of the audit to plan ‘next steps’.