Training and resources

On this page, you will find a range of resources and local information designed to help teaching staff recognise early signs of mental health issues and, working alongside the school’s ROAR or Mental Health First Aid Champion, decide on the appropriate action to take to support the child.

You can view the school/education setting’s mental health and emotional wellbeing policy – including a version aimed at supporting young carers here.

The Whole School Approach pathway model aims to support school staff in identifying the level of support needed for a child or young person and also guides them as to what support is available. It is another step towards the national initiative to have fully trained mental health leads in all schools and will be utilised by the developing mental health support teams in schools.

A selection of tools and resources to support schools’ development of their Whole School Approach.

Click here to access the Whole School Approach padlet

Click on the images below to view the pathways:

Primary Schools

Whole School Approach to mental health for primary schools


Secondary schools

Whole School Approach to mental health in secondary schools


What do I do if I’m worried about the mental health or emotional wellbeing of a child?

These flowcharts have been created to enable school staff to follow simple steps if they are concerned about a pupil and to help identify if further support is required. Click the links below:

Primary School

Secondary School

You can download the thermometer featured in these flowcharts here

Information sheets – signs to look for and how to help

We have developed a range of information sheets covering pupils’ situations, feelings and behaviours that staff in schools and education establishments may encounter. Being able to identify the signs and confidently offer early intervention, can prevent problems from escalating.

Helping a child experiencing anger in school

Helping a child experiencing low self-esteem in school

Helping a child experiencing sleeping problems

Helping a child who’s feeling low in school

Helping a child with anxiety in school

Helping a child experiencing trauma in school 

Five Ways to Wellbeing

We have created parent/carer-friendly versions of these information sheets which can be downloaded here and child/young person-friendly versions can be downloaded here.

Neurodevelopment Conditions

The Liverpool Neurodevelopmental Offer is made up of a number of organisations that also provide information to schools.

There is a range of information guides and resources explaining the range of neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD), including how to recognise signs through to advice on how to manage and support children with these conditions.

You can access resources regarding neurodevelopment conditions through the following links:

ADDvanced Solutions Neurodevelopmental resources

ADHD Foundation Neurodevelopmental resources 

More resources and information about neurodevelopmental support and top tips can be found in the Early Help Directory