Are you a teacher or school leader wanting to further your knowledge about how you can support your pupils’ mental health and wellbeing?

Our ‘Supporting Pupil Mental Health and Wellbeing’ series brings together a wealth of evidence-based resources and supporting material aligned to the statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) Curriculum, which became compulsory for all schools in September 2020. This online series includes two key elements: Pedagogy in Practice Webinars and an Online Course. We have also compiled materials based on webinar themes into Bitesized CPD units, all of which are available now via the topic links below. Key topics in the series include;

The online learning content will complement the webinars and is available free to members of the Chartered College of Teaching via MyCollege, and members can work through it flexibly in their own time and pace. If you are not currently a member, you can find out further information on membership and how to join here. We have also developed an assessment so that those who have engaged with the online learning material can gain certification for their learning, for a small fee. Further information on the assessment can be found below.

For: Classroom teachers and those supporting pupil health and welfare

Cost: £29   

Eligibility: You must be a member of the Chartered College of Teaching.


Within the Supporting Pupil Mental Health: Certified Bitesize CPD you will undertake one examination:

• Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) examination, which assesses knowledge of key topics related to pupil mental health and wellbeing


Upon successful completion of the unit assessment, you will be awarded the Supporting Pupil Mental Health: Certified Bitesize CPD

The content for this assessment unit includes:

– Detailed examination guidance

– Practice examination 

– Reading list


All content will be accessed via the Chartered College of Teaching’s online learning platform, MyPD.

You will need to work through the series of bitesize CPD units on supporting pupil mental health in order to complete this examination. Links to all bitesize units are available within the course for ease of access.

You will undertake one examination in total. The examination will be taken online and must be taken under test conditions. 

The MCQ examination includes 20 multiple choice questions relating to key topics in the supporting pupil mental health series. (Time allowed: 30 minutes)


Examination access arrangements

At the Chartered College of Teaching we are committed to ensuring that our examinations are accessible to candidates. Access arrangements allow candidates with special educational needs, disabilities and/or medical conditions to access the online examinations without changing the demands of them. Reasonable adjustments that can be made include extra time to complete an exam paper or include the provision of rest breaks. Further details of access and support arrangements can be found in the examination guidance document.

What’s included in the online content?

We have included a range of content types including; recorded webinars, research articles and summaries, reading lists, discussion forums, reflective questions, case studies, and useful links/resources.

The online learning content for this series has been supported by both the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and the BUPA Foundation. We would like to thank both ACAMH and BUPA for their ongoing support.

Ethical disclaimer statement

The online content provided is intended to provide some key insights from research and practice that others have found useful in supporting pupil mental health and wellbeing, but does not replace specialist professional and/or clinical information, advice and guidance.

Pedagogy in Practice Webinars

As part of the series, we have hosted a number of webinars, supporting teachers to look at how to teach key topics in school and hear key insights from others within the education sector. We think it is important to help equip teachers with knowledge in areas that may be less familiar to them and to help them consider how they might most effectively deliver these topics to children and adolescents as part of the curriculum. These sessions also build upon previous webinars run by ACAMH, attendees are strongly encouraged to watch back the ‘Ask the Expert’ series, in particular the topic of Mental Health Conditions in Young PeopleAll of these sessions plus a host of other free resources for teachers can be found on ACAMH’s Teacher Hub.

You can find further information on each webinar through visiting the Bitesize CPD links above.