Talking Mental Health Animation & Teacher Toolkit

We know that schools are on the frontline when it comes to children’s mental health. School leaders and teaching staff work hard each day to support the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils and we are determined to help them in every way we can.

After months of development and preparation we are delighted to begin the first phase of our greatly anticipated, You’re Never Too Young to Talk Mental Health campaign.

As part of this campaign we will provide all primary schools with a free ‘Talking Mental Health’ animation and accompanying teacher resource pack which includes assembly plans, lesson plans and cross-curricular activities. These materials, which were co-produced with children, support teachers to give children the language they need to talk about mental health. All our materials are based on rigorous evidence and have been thoroughly tested in schools. Ahead of the animations release, you can watch the behind the scenes video below.


    Toolkit available soon             Watch the behind the scenes video

All our resources will be free to access online through our Schools in Mind network.  To join the Schools in Mind network, please click here.

Support for this campaign has come from Wellcome Trust and Jo Malone London.

Related content

To download the free 'Supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools' booklet, please click here.

To watch our short expert advice video series, please click here.