This analytical report is in response to the recognised need for schools in Europe to prioritise and actively promote the mental health and well-being of school children within safe and inclusive contexts. It seeks to develop a theoretical framework to guide the way in which the whole-school system, in collaboration with the community, can be mobilised at various levels to promote mental health and well-being. The report makes recommendations for the effective implementation of a systemic, whole-school approach to the promotion of mental health and well-being and the prevention of bullying in schools across the EU. This report adopts a systemic, whole-school perspective that emphasises the importance of interacting subsystems within and beyond particular individuals and settings.
Cefai, C., Simões, C. and Caravita, S. (2021) ‘A systemic, whole-school approach to mental health and well-being in schools in the EU’ NESET report, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. doi: 10.2766/50546.