Monitoring pupils' mental health and wellbeing: tools

Get an overview of the tools you can use to monitor pupils' mental health and wellbeing, both at an individual and whole-school level.

Last reviewed on 7 June 2022
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  1. Decide on the tool that's right for your purpose 
  2. Get a snapshot of the needs across your whole school
  3. Identify individual pupils who need support 
  4. Assess individual pupils 

Decide on the tool that's right for your purpose 

There are several reasons why it's important to monitor and assess pupils' mental health and wellbeing.

There are 3 main reasons to do so. To: 

  • Provide a 'snapshot' of pupil wellbeing across your school
  • Identify individual pupils who may benefit from early support
  • Evaluate the impact of early support and targeted interventions

This is explained on page 8 of a wellbeing toolkit produced jointly by Public Health England, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and other organisations. 

See pages 36 to 42 for guidance on introducing new tools to pupils. 

Below, we outline resources from the toolkit as well as other tools we've come across in our own research. You can use most of them for free (we've included a £ sign next to the ones that cost money). Any resources from external providers we include does not constitute an endorsement by The Key.