Mental Health and Wellbeing

Classroom Resources

This range of resources provides support for lesson delivery, for example lesson plans.

  • Samaritans: The Samaritans have developed DEAL – this stands for developing emotional awareness and listening. DEAL includes lesson plans, activities, hand-outs, DEAL digital resources, teachers' notes and staff training materials which can all be accessed and downloaded at any time by clicking here.
  • Young minds: A range of resources and materials provided for school staff to support the integration of positive mental wellbeing available here.
  • HeadsUp! Toolkit: This toolkit provides a variety of lesson ideas and plans to run with young people to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing. Take a look below.
  • Better Health, Every Mind Matters: Through the school zone the public health England team have provided a range of resources and lesson plans across several mental health and wellbeing topics, including building connections and transition to secondary school. Get access here.
  • PSHE Association: Here there is a wealth of support for teachers including health and emotional wellbeing guidance, and lesson plans and PowerPoints for key stages 1-4.
  • SeeMe: Available through the 'What's on your mind' work there is a three-module pack for teachers of secondary school children to learn about mental health and develop the skills and confidence to tackle stigma and discrimination. Find it here.


This range of websites provide further advice for teachers on mental health and wellbeing.

  • Department for Education: compiled in this guidance are a range of mental health and wellbeing services/support. View them here.
  • Anna Freud Centre: this page provides advice on getting started on mental health and wellbeing for teachers and support staff. Take a look here.
  • Charlie Waller Memorial Trust: this website provides resources on young people's mental health for parents and professionals, including guidance on supporting student mental health during GCSE exams and a wellbeing Action Plan for use with students. Find it here.
  • Mental Health at Work: this toolkit provides links to various resources for supporting staff wellbeing in primary schools. See them all here.
  • Department for Education: A range of practical materials for primary and secondary schools to use to train staff about teaching mental wellbeing. See it all here.
  • Mindfulness in Schools Project training courses: A charity whose aim is to encourage, support and research the teaching of secular mindfulness in schools. Find out more here.
  • Crisis Tools: a set of unique learning resources for those supporting young people in crisis: four short 15 minute 'learning guides', delivered by young people with lived experience, available free on their online learning platform - complementary to, but not a replacement for clinical training; for people working in health and care, education or any other professionals, and also for parents and carers. See information below.


This range of videos provide further advice for teachers on mental health and wellbeing.

  • Leicestershire Educational Psychology Service: A bitesize video lasting 12 minutes providing an introduction to emotion coaching. Emotion coaching is a way of interacting and connecting with others. It works on the premise that moments of heightened emotion provide opportunities to connect with and guide children and young people in their journeys to understanding more about themselves.