Mental Health & Well-Being

It is important for our school to be filled with happy children and staff, who have tools and strategies to cope with emotional challenges that may come their way. We hope for all our community to be able to identify their thoughts and feelings and be confident in expressing them, in a safe and supportive environment.
Our Well-being Leads are a group of Year Six children. Throughout the year, they will learn more about mental health, support children in school and their families, deliver assemblies and work with children in their classes.

As a school, we are focusing on the ‘Five Ways to Well-being’ to support our mental health. We focus on these in assembly time, during Mental Well-being weeks and PSHE lessons.

Key Resources

Supporting Children and Young People

Get Psychological First Aid training to support children and young people’s mental health during emergencies and crisis situations

ChatHealth

Our school nurses are still here to help – you can text them for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues. Parent/carers of child(ren) aged 5-19 can send a text to: 07507331751

BeKindToMyMind

Bekindtomymind is a Bolton campaign, enabling young people who are struggling with emotional or mental health problems to know “it’s okay to talk”

Digital 5-a-Day

Simple steps to a balanced digital diet and better wellbeing

Every Mind Matters

Looking after children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak

Young Minds

Looking after your mental health while self-isolating

CAMHS

This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.

Growth Mindset

BBC Teach – A collection of clips that help unlock growth mindset ideas for pupils and teachers using a cast of animated characters who explore the differences between fixed and growth mindsets.

When I Worry About Things

BBC Teach – A collection of short animated films that use powerful personal testimony to explore mental health issues from the perspective of young people.

Living With Worry Amidst Global Uncertainty

A guide to help you to manage your worry and anxiety in these uncertain times. 

A Child Friendly Explanation of Coronavirus

A pdf to print and work through.

Emotionally Based School Avoidance

Emotionally Based School Avoidance: A resource for parents and carers

Looking after your feelings and your body

A PDF with advice from Public Health England

Bereavement Advice Booklet

A useful comprehensive booklet of information for families suffering a bereavement. 

Helping Children Cope With Stress

 Advice from the WHO on helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Thinkuknow

A guide to keeping children safe online with areas dedicated to different age groups.

The Body Coach

Keeping you active with Joe Wicks!

GoNoodle

Fun and engaging videos to keep children active.

Brake

Online support for road safety.

Change 4 Life

Inspirational site including family recipes and ways in which to keep children and their families active and eating healthily.

Childnet

A great resource filled with tips and advice on keeping children safe online.

Place2be

Information and activities to support children’s positive mental health.

Money Sense

Supporting children with resources and games, equipping them with understanding about money.

Own It

Filled with interactive games and videos to support mental wellbeing.