Mental health and wellbeing lead skills audit

Download this template to help evaluate the skills and knowledge needed to fulfil the responsibilities of a wellbeing lead to promote and support positive mental health of both pupils and staff

By 2025, the government aims for every school to have a designated mental health or wellbeing lead. The wellbeing lead is responsible for:

  • overseeing the whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing
  • equipping staff with the knowledge to understand and recognise the signs of poor mental health and know what to do should they have a concern
  • establishing links with external services, referring pupils if needed
  • managing how staff are supported with their own mental health.

This audit will help newly appointed and more experienced wellbeing leads assess their confidence against a range of skills and effective behaviours.

There is also space to provide an example of when you have demonstrated each skill as part of your role. 

Skills audits for school staff

Browse our full list of skills audits and share with your team to evaluate knowledge and skills, identify gaps and determine training needs.

The wellbeing lead skills audit was created by Charlie Roden and reviewed and updated by Kelly Hannaghan and Liz Worthen

Last Updated: 
09 May 2023