Support for Children

Good mental health among children and young people

When children and young people have good levels of wellbeing it helps them to:

  • learn and explore the world
  • feel, express and manage positive and negative emotions
  • form and maintain good relationships with others
  • cope with, and manage, change, setbacks and uncertainty
  • develop and thrive.


When children and young people look after their mental health and develop their coping skills it can help them to boost their resilience, self-esteem and confidence. It can also help them learn to manage their emotions, feel calm, and engage positively with their education - which can, in turn, improve their academic attainment.

 In school we focus on supporting and developing children's positive mental health and wellbeing. This is underpinned by our learning ambitions and aspirations and the Curiosity Approach.


Every day in school we . . .

  • Promote good mental health and wellbeing 


  • Quickly identify children who need support with their mental health


  • Work effectively with our local CAMHS (Children and Young People's Mental Health Services), including our MHST (Mental Health Support Team)


  • Support children with developing their social and emotional skills development (see: Emotion Coaching tab)

Recognising the signs that a child may be struggling with their mental health can be really hard. The NSPCC have got advice to help you support children who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm.