The easiest way to see how the 5 Steps Framework could benefit your school or FE College is to take a look at how others have successfully introduced it. Below you will find examples from education colleagues on how they used 5 Steps to implement, adapt or improve their approach to mental health and wellbeing.
Ewell Castle School
Carolyn Varney, School Counsellor at Ewell Castle School, reflects on implementing the 5 Steps framework in her role and the positive outcomes her education setting achieved as a result.
The Primary First Trust
Kelly Hannaghan, formerly Wellbeing Associate at The Primary First Trust, shares how she used the 5 Steps framework to strengthen the Trust's network of mental health leads and improve the wellbeing of both the children in their care and that of their colleagues.
“It has given a clear and concise package of instruction which has helped form the basis of a strategic framework which I have been able to share with SLT and Governors. The stages are clear and, as a result, I have been able to put MH provision at the forefront of the school agenda, for staff, students and community.”
“It has been extremely valuable and has helped us as a school see all the great things we are already doing and identify areas we need to improve in. It's one of the best auditing tools I have used in a school setting.”
"I have used all 5 stages as the basis for the whole school development plan for the school. I am getting buy in from SLT, staff and now MH is clearly on the agenda for the whole school.”
“The main reason we wanted to use this framework was for the action planning tool and resources to enable us to follow readily set out stages of development rather than starting from scratch ourselves.”
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