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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...Read more

   External Agency Support

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!...Read more

   The Whole School Approach at St Martins

On Tuesday 19th November we visited St Martins specialist school in Alvaston, Derby to see how the school has fully embraced and embedded a whole school approach to its young people's Emotional and Mental Health. ...Read more