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Emotional Well-being and Positive Mental Health

Emotional resilience and positive mental health are our first priority. We believe that unhappy children do not thrive or learn and that is our moral imperative to support them to the best of our ability, so that they can achieve to the best of theirs. We also believe that happy, fulfilled staff do their jobs better, and we endeavour to take good care of the people who choose to work with your children. 


Well-being is a balance of both physical and mental health. We promote the NHS Five Steps to Mental Well-Being approach, which provides proactive suggestions that can support the mental health and well-being of both children and adults. 


We know and understand that children may need adult support to overcome difficulties in their early lives. Here you will find resources and suggestions for supporting children with these difficulties. Should you need further intervention or wish to talk it through with us, please do contact your child's teacher and ask to speak with our SENCO, or alternatively you can self-refer following the CHUMs link below.


Please watch this useful video which helps to explain Wilstead's approach to children's mental health and well-being.

Taking CARE to Promote Mental Health in Schools and Colleges Animation

The Anna Freud Centre has developed a short animation for all staff that recognises the importance of supporting children and young people's mental health in schools and colleges, and offers a simple principle for staff to remember; CARE: (Curious, Approachable, Refer, Empathy).

Strategies to support families

Bereavement Support