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Mental Health and Well being


Our vision is to develop a school community where children can enjoy a welcoming, secure, happy and healthy environment, where all members can develop their ability to be Ready, Responsible, Respectful and Resilient. 

At Holywell Primary School we support the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, parents and staff. We have a supportive and caring ethos model of respect and kindness, where each individual is valued.  

We promote a mentally healthy environment through:

  • Promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging

  • Promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making

  • Celebrating academic and non-academic achievements 

  • Providing opportunities to develop a sense of worth through taking responsibility for themselves and others

  • Providing opportunities to reflect

  • Access to appropriate support that meets their needs


Positive Experiences

Holywell offers pupils many opportunities to do physical activities as well as opportunities to relax, such as: 

  • Active Learning
  • Calm Club Nurture Group
  • Home Learning Projects 
  • Themed Days 
  • Charity Days 
  • Summer and Christmas Fayres
  • Residential visits
  • Educational day visits 
  • After school clubs

Celebrating Success

We like to celebrate our many successes together by:

  • Posting celebrations on Twitter and Facebook to celebrate what is taking place
  • Displaying pupil’s work
  • Achievement Award Assembly each week
  • Mr Callaghan's 'Hot Chocolate Friday' termly Head Teacher Award
  • School newsletters



The school follows the DfE guidelines for the teaching of Mental Health and Wellbeing in the following ways:

  • Personal, Social, Health, Relationships and Sex Education (PSHRSE) scheme of work
  • Active Learning
  • Assemblies and theme days

Interventions to support Mental Health and Wellbeing

Staff from the Pastoral and SEND Team coordinate interventions for pupils mental health and wellbeing such as

  • Drawing and Talking Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Mentoring 
  • Self-esteem individual and group activities
  • There's a Volcano in my Tummy anger therapy
  • Bereavement Counselling 
  • Lego therapy


For children

We value the support of parents and carers by working in partnership with them to support the children.  Any parents with a concern around their child's mental health should contact the pastoral team to discuss ways we can work together to support the child.

For parents and carers

Any parents with mental health concerns for themselves are most welcome to discuss this with the pastoral team in confidence.  They can then signpost to support agencies and offer practical advice in the short term.

For staff

Any member of staff can speak with a member of the senior leadership for support and signposting.  Alternatively, anyone working within schools can contact the Educational Support Partnership on