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.


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   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