MCMHPW Quick Reference Guide

  • Age range: 2-20 years
  • Suitable for: Teachers
  • Test duration: variable
  • Test format: Paper

Measures of Children's Mental Health & Psychological Wellbeing

A unique portfolio of assessments designed to help practitioners screen and respond to children's mental health needs quickly.

Measures of Children’s Mental Health & Psychological Wellbeing is a unique portfolio of assessments authored by highly-respected professionals from across the fields of educational and clinical development, designed to help all levels of school staff and clinical practitioners screen and respond to children's mental health needs quickly.

A valuable tool for practitioners providing outreach services to schools and other non-specialist settings, the portfolio can be used to identify when intervention might be needed at an individual or group level. A number of school-focussed measures are included, which will be of use to practitioners less familiar with school based work, where systematic issues in school appear to be influencing a child’s emotional wellbeing. The portfolio can also be used by a range of school staff, including teachers, SENCOs and school nurses.

The portfolio provides a range of simple, paper-based assessment’s that can be used to assess a range of children’s social and emotional skills, individually or in a group setting. Along with an informative introduction booklet, the portfolio comprises a further seven booklets containing over 50 valuable instruments for measuring children’s mental health and psychological wellbeing. Full guidance is provided on how to administer, score and interpret each measure, as well as ideas for subsequent intervention. Results presented can be used as evidence in Ofsted inspections.

Booklets of Measures

Take a look at the booklets of measures in more detail.

Why use Measures of Children's Mental Health & Psychological Wellbeing?

  • Schools are the ideal place to identify the mental health needs of pupils early, so that wellbeing can be promoted and specialist help provided quickly where it is necessary
  • It is an ideal tool for identifying the appropriateness of advice, consultation or proposed referrals
  • The portfolio speeds up the assessment and diagnosis of children’s mental health requirements to support early intervention
  • It provides one source of paper-based assessments for analysing the development of healthy social and emotional skills
  • Clear advice on the next steps following assessment is provided and simple scoring means that teachers can quickly identify pupils who need referral and specialist intervention
  • Each measure can be photocopied and reused, providing great value for money.

Complete Set contents

  • Introduction
  • Seven Booklets of Measures.

Measures of Children’s Mental Health & Psychological Wellbeing provides the perfect platform for delving into the individual elements that make up a child’s emotional health and wellbeing. To help identify children that may need this type of assessment in the first place, the Paediatric Index of Emotional Distress is a brief and easy-to-use self-rating scale that screens children and young people for general emotional and psychological distress, making it ideal for use prior to Measures of Children’s Mental Health & Psychological Wellbeing.

Dedicated website

View our dedicated Measures of Children's Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing website to find supplementary information about the booklets and the authors, guidance and articles on children's mental health, plus additional scoring sheets and software.