Mental health is everyone’s responsibility.

5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing is a free, evidence-based framework to help you develop a whole-school or college approach to mental health. 

It's interactive, it's simple and it's free. The framework aligns with the eight principles outlined in the Department for Education and Public Health England’s whole-school approach guidance. 

The 5 Steps will help you to take a considered approach to the mental health needs of pupils and staff, the importance of leadership, and the role of the community. 

Any whole-school or college approach to mental health must also consider the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, which are woven through the 5 Steps framework. 

Read our user guide for more information on how to use the framework, or register to create a personalised action plan. 

  1. Leading Change
  2. Working Together
  3. Understanding Need
  4. Promoting Wellbeing
  5. Supporting Staff

Create an account and login to access and update your personalised 5 Steps action plan

New or Existing user Register or Login

More information about 5 Steps and easy to follow instructions

User Guide

Find out more about our trainings for Schools and FE Colleges


Schools that successfully implemented the 5 Steps Framework

Practice Examples

Access videos and materials from our 5 Steps seminars



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