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Mental health and behaviour in schools


Department of Education

Subject Keywords: Pupil, Behaviour, Mental health needs
Topic: Mental Health
Type: Guideline
Region: United Kingdom

This advice is for:

  • schools

It includes:

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



Rights: © Crown copyright
Suggested citation:

Department of Education. (2014) Mental health and behaviour in schools [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 20th September 2019].


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