Mental health and behaviour in schools

How to identify and support pupils whose behaviour suggests they may have unmet mental health needs.



This is for:

  • school staff
  • pastoral leaders
  • special educational needs co-ordinators

It applies to all schools.

It includes:

  • how and when to refer to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • practical advice to support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • information on strengthening pupil resilience
  • how to identify pupils likely to need extra support
  • where and how to access community support