Wellbeing in Education

A wide range of resources, workshops and training materials to support the mental health and wellbeing of families and staff.

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What is Wellbeing in Education?

This section has been organised into five main areas that cover staff wellbeing, children, young people and family wellbeing', having a whole school or college approach and a close look at supporting emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA).

For more information  (also known as Wellbeing for Education Return), watch the below YouTube video. 

The Government announces more support for Mental Health in Schools

The government has announced that more resources have been allocated for supporting mental health and wellbeing to provide: 

  • Additional investment in Mental Health Support Teams

  • Training for Senior Mental Health Leads in schools and colleges


    Senior mental health lead DfE training grant available

    The DfE are offering schools and colleges (settings) a grant to pay for senior mental health lead training. The grant is to be used to pay for DfE quality assured training that provides a senior lead in your setting with the knowledge and skills to implement and sustain a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.

    This updated gov.uk guidance explains what the training covers, who it’s intended for, how to apply for a grant, and how to access a DfE quality assured course. 

  • Further support through the Wellbeing for Education Recovery programme.


All pages in this section

Staff Wellbeing

Information, advice and guidance to support the emotional health and wellbeing of staff in schools and colleges.

Children and Young People's Wellbeing

Resources and training for educational settings to support the wellbeing of the Children and Young People they work with.

Family Wellbeing

Wellbeing workshops and resources to support parents and carers.

Whole School and College Approach to Wellbeing

Guidance for schools on adopting a whole school approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing

Latest Wellbeing News and Events

The Wellbeing in Education service provides links to useful webinars and regularly updated news.

EBSA Emotionally Based School Avoidance

Advice to help children and young people who feel anxious about going to school

Suffolk Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub

Information, advice and support for anyone concerned about the emotional wellbeing and mental health of a child or young person aged 0 to 25 years.

Wellbeing in Education Podcasts

Podcasts created or recommended by the Wellbeing in Education Team

Suffolk Education Mental Health Lead Network

This network is for education setting staff