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Mental Health Matters

We’d like everyone in our school community to feel happy - in other words, to enjoy positive mental health.

This page shows resources that might encourage the mental health of you and your family. There are lots of practical ideas, top tips and advice to look at – we hope the information is useful. 

In school we encourage children's awareness of their own mental health and how to manage their feelings, through our PSHE curriculum, whole-school assemblies and classroom moodboards. Some of our children sometimes need more individual support, and for this we use the Allyance counselling service. 

It is important that children are able to express their feelings, their worries and concerns - and recognise personal successes, and feel proud of these. By doing these things, they develop a balanced perspective of their experiences. They can become more resilient and understand how coping strategies can help them face challenges - today and in the future. 

No doubt there are people in our community struggling with mental health issues at the moment. To support you, we have provided links to expert advice and helplines for additional information and/or someone that you can talk to. We would always recommend talking to your GP about any health concerns. 

Talking Mental Health

Talking Mental Health is an animation designed to help begin conversations about mental health in the classroom and beyond.


Latest COVID 19 support resources from the NHS Emotional Health & Wellbring Team


Calming games for children from CHILDLINE

Some great games to play if you are struggling with your feelings.

NHS have a plan for helping your mental health if you are worried. They offer expert advice and support.


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