Promoting positive emotional health and wellbeing in children

The Emotional Health and Wellbeing of pupils underpins the entire school experience. Every child has emotional needs and the school has a responsibility to provide a nurturing and supportive environment in which learners can develop confidence and emotional resilience to achieve their full potential and therefore enhance their capacity to learn. Also, there will be specific vulnerable groups of children and young people who will require additional support.

Schools have a statutory responsibility with promoting pupil wellbeing and safeguarding of children and young people.

Mental Health First Aid Courses

Youth MHFA One day courses - Dates and Course Content - Register

Youth MHFA Two day courses - Dates and Course Content - Register

Charter Introduction

The Emotional Health and Resilience charter is a way for schools to show their commitment to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing and resilience of their pupils. Once the school has signed the charter they complete an audit to record their strengths and identify areas for development. An action plan is then created and support can be requested from the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Consultants and partner services.

To sign up, please download a copy of the charter below, sign and return to us via email:


The Emotional Health and Resilience Charter

The Charter Process

World Mental Health Day 2019: Resources for Schools 

Network Events

Emotional Health and Resilience Network: Next Meeting - Thursday, October 3rd 2019 Taking place 4 pm to 5.30pm at College Street Centre, this event is an opportunity for staff from Nottingham primary, secondary and special schools to come together to share experience and good practice in mental health and emotional wellbeing. Free to attend, please confirm attendance by email to