Whole School Approach

Promote a whole school ethos and environment that supports the emotional and mental health of pupils, staff and the wider school community.


Schools have a significant role to play in developing and sustaining good emotional and mental health in our children and young people. This website is a resource for Derby schools to support, share and celebrate the work that we are doing to ensure that every child can reach their potential.


Explore this section:

   ‘The eight principles’

A whole school approach is crucial in tackling mental health effectively and particularly in removing stigma, by working universally across the school community.

This diagram illustrates the eight principles to developing a whole school or college approach to emotional wellbeing and is taken from 'Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing - a whole school and college approach'. You can find the whole document here.

Eight principles of the whole school and college approach
   Useful Contacts

Click below to check out our repository of useful links, contacts, and organisations that support different elements of Children's and Young People's Emotional and Mental Health. It's constantly growing so give it a go!

(Don't forget to try the search function!)

External agency support