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Wellbeing and Mental Health

At Stoke Prior First School we recognise the importance of emotional wellbeing and mental health. We understand that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. Part of our role in school is to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and stress, and that they are supported to reach their potential and can access help when they need it.

Our Wellbeing and Mental Health Team 

Senior Mental Health Lead: Mrs Paisley

SENDCO: Mrs Pincher

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant: Mrs Harris

Below are links to sites and resources, that may provide you with information and support relating to wellbeing.

Childline Calm Zone

Here is a website that provides lots of activities, games, resources and videos which encourage children to find their own way to feel calm and to cope with how they are feeling. 

Emotional Health Activities

Here is a link to a website that gives advice, suggestions and activities on a variety of issues, such as self-confidence and self-esteem, resilience, low mood, anxiety and worries, self care and anger.

Children's Mental Health Week

Every year in February, Children's mental health week is held, with a different theme and focus. It encourages children to express how they're feeling in a variety of ways and to talk to a trusted grown up about their feelings. These activities and resources can be used with children at any time.

Here is a mental health tool kit with ideas for parents and school:



  • Starting Well Partnership Here is a link that takes you to the Starting Well website, where you can click to request parenting support.

Supporting Parents Help finder 
  • Young Minds Here is a link to the Young Minds website, where you can answer six questions to find out how you can best support your child's mental health during the pandemic.

Now We're Talking Poster

Here is a PDF version of the poster above for you to download onto your device:


These three resources are linked to anxiety, how it can present in children and what you can do to help: 

Website Links:
  • Reach4Wellbeing This website provides emotional wellbeing support for children and young people aged 5-19 years old. They can offer short-term group support programmes for those experiencing emotional difficulties, specifically anxiety, low mood and self-harm.

  • MindEd Is your child in crisis? Are you worried about them? Perhaps you just want some parenting tips. This site will help you understand and support your child.

  • Kooth website is open to children and young people in Worcestershire aged between 11-19. The site is staffed by fully trained and qualified counsellors and is available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year. It is free, safe, confidential and provides a non-stigmatising way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support on-line.

Go Outside!

Don't forget to spend time outside. There have been numerous studies into the benefit of being outside, for example, it has been found that:

'exposure to nature can reduce hypertension, respiratory tract and cardiovascular illnesses; improve vitality and mood; benefit issues of mental wellbeing such as anxiety; and restore attention capacity and mental fatigue. But more than that, feeling a part of nature has been shown to significantly correlate with life satisfaction, vitality, meaningfulness, happiness, mindfulness, and lower cognitive anxiety.' (Jeremy Coles, 2016)

See the link below for more information.

Attendance and mental Wellbeing Information

We are constantly developing our wellbeing offer as a school. This means that we are increasing the awareness of mental health needs, whilst also increasing resources and support both in and outside of school. Please keep checking this page for updated information.