Mental and Emotional Health in Schools: Effective Strategies and Support

All-Through Schools | Online

This free CPD certified online course helps school staff recognise and respond to signs of poor mental health and support their own and other's emotional health, increasing mental wellbeing in schools.

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We have made this course free to support schools as they respond to the challenges of COVID-19 and its impact on the whole learning community.

Learning Outcomes


On completion of this online course, staff will: 

  • Recognise and respond to signs of poor mental health

  • Understand boundaries and professional responsibilities

  • Understand the importance of following safeguarding procedures

  • Have strategies to support their own and other's emotional health, increasing mental wellbeing in school

Course Overview

This free CPD certified online course takes 45-90 minutes and is designed for staff working with pupils aged 9-18.


It combines knowledge and understanding about emotional and mental health in school with practical tools and the opportunity to reflect with interactive case studies, role-plays and dialogues

Note: Access to the course is for 1 year from the date of enrolment, but you can re-enrol for free.

Click to download the course overview.

Get a free licence

  1. Visit our e-learning site.

  2. Click on the links to access the course.

  3. Create a new account and follow the instructions.



"I'm not an expert on mental health but I want to know how to respond to kids who are struggling."

"Love the range of practical activities, underpinned by theory and the range of credible sources."

"Lots of great opportunities to pause and reflect independently or with colleagues."

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