Promote mental health

​​​Often, when people think about promoting mental health, they think about responding to an individual’s experience of mental illness. 

Promoting mental health is about improving everyone’s mental health and wellbeing by improving their social and the physical environment.

A school that promotes mental health has strategies in place to sustain:

More information on the elements of mental health promotion in early childhood and schools can be found at:

For accessible versions of the PDFs on this page, contact your closest regional office​.

Posters and websites

For more information on promoting healthy minds in schools, see: