Mental Health Awareness week – what school governors need to know

Mental Health Awareness week

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: May 2020

Mental Health Awareness week runs between Monday 18th – Sunday 24th May 2020 and is an opportunity for all those involved in school governance to reflect on the potential impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on the mental health and well-being of pupils and staff in our schools.


This article explores some of the issues and is the first of several specific Better Governor activities focused on the subject this week, including a webinar at 7pm on Monday 18th May.


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Overseeing Pupil Mental Health & well being

This is the second article focusing on the governance of pupil mental health provision in recognition of Mental Health Week (18-22 May 2020). In this article we will further explore the role of governance in oversight of mental health provision for pupils, as schools prepare for wider reopening from 1 June.