One of the recommendations identified during the Whole School Approaches to Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Liverpool review, was that schools would benefit from the development of a Liverpool-based mental health and emotional wellbeing toolkit.

This toolkit contains a range of resources and local information designed to help teaching staff to recognise early signs of mental health issues and, working alongside the school’s ROAR or Mental Health First Aid Champion, decide on the appropriate action to take to support the child.

You can view the school/education setting’s mental health and emotional wellbeing policy – including a version aimed at supporting young carers here.

What do I do if I’m worried about the mental health or emotional wellbeing of a child?

These flowcharts have been created to enable school staff to follow simple steps if they are concerned about a pupil and to help identify if further support is required. Click the links below:

Primary School

Secondary School   

You can download the thermometer featured in these flowcharts click here


Information sheets – signs to look for and how to help

We have developed a range of information sheets covering pupils’ situations, feelings and behaviours that staff in schools and education establishments may encounter. Being able to identify the signs and confidently offer early intervention, can prevent problems from escalating.

Helping a child experiencing anger in school

Helping a child experiencing low self-esteem in school

Helping a child experiencing sleeping problems

Helping a child who’s feeling low in school

Helping a child with anxiety in school

Helping a child experiencing trauma in school 

Five Ways to Wellbeing

We have created parent/carer-friendly versions of these information sheets which can be downloaded here and child/young person-friendly versions can be downloaded here.

Neurodevelopment Conditions 

The Liverpool Neurodevelopmental Offer is made up of a number of organisations that also provide information to schools.

There is a range of information guides and resources explaining the range of neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD), including how to recognise signs through to advice on how to manage and support children with these conditions.

You can access resources regarding neurodevelopment conditions through the following links:

Click here to view ADDvanced Solutions Neurodevelopmental resources

Click here to view ADHD Foundation Neurodevelopmental resources 

More resources and information about neurodevelopmental support and top tips can be found in the Early Help Directory