Pupil mental health and wellbeing policy: model and examples

Download and adapt our model policy to save yourself time and follow best practice. See examples of pupil wellbeing policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

Last reviewed on 10 July 2023See updates
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  1. Download our model policy
  2. Primary school examples
  3. Secondary school examples
  4. All-through special school example

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Model policy: pupil mental health and wellbeing

Our model is:

  • Designed for you to adapt to suit your school's context
  • In line with relevant requirements and good practice
  • Approved by Forbes Solicitors

Primary school examples

St Philip's Church of England Primary Academy, in Bradford, has a mental health and wellbeing policy that includes information about:

  • How mental health is taught
  • Individual care plans
  • Targeted support

Tudor Grange Primary Academy, St James, in Solihull, has a mental health policy which covers:

  • Teaching about mental health
  • Suicide prevention
  • How the school manages disclosures and confidentiality around mental health issues

Secondary school examples

St Damian’s Roman Catholic (RC) Science College, in Lancashire, has a social, emotional and mental health policy, which looks in detail at the types of mental health problems that pupils may face, including: 

  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and bereavement

Tolworth Girls' School and Sixth Form, in Kingston upon Thames, has a mental health policy that outlines: 

  • The school's mental health emergency protocol
  • Internal and external support on offer
  • Procedures for responding to a disclosure 

All-through special school example

Ash Lea School, in Nottinghamshire, has a mental health and wellbeing policy that:

  • Considers the mental health needs of pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • Explains how referrals will be made
  • Sets out warning signs to be aware of