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Emotional Well Being and Mental Health

Emotional Health and Well Being

“Emotionally healthy children are able to grow and learn through their good and bad feelings and experiences, make friends, enjoy their own company and have fun.”

(Sheffield Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategy for Children and Young People – Children’s Plan)

What do we do in school to develop good well-being?

  • The Junior school Senco has a diploma in mental Health run by Trauma Informed Schools.
  • Teach Personal, Health & Social Education (PSHE)

  • Teach Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)

  • Run School Councils

  • Teach children about healthy diets

  • Encourage children to play and learn outdoors

  • Teach children to be safe on line

  • Give children alternatives to ‘screen time’

  • Provide bereavement support

  • Provide challenges and opportunities for children

  • Run interventions such as ‘Circle of Friends’ 

  • 'Friends' and 'Mental Health Support'

  • Offer Nurture based Provision

  • Work on children’s ‘Wishes & Feelings’

  • Teach children about rules, rewards and consequences

  • Run workshops to support parents

  • Support all the family with our own Family Support Worker

  • Trained staff in counselling

  • School are part of the Healthy Minds project as of January 2020



Books to help with those tricky subjects…

All these books are in school - please ask your child's class teacher if you would like to borrow one. 

Beautiful OOPS! By Barney Saltzberg – A book to reinforce that making a mistake is OK and that a mistake can, quite often, turn into good.

Affirmation Weaver by Lori LiteA ‘believe in yourself’ story of turning self-doubt into self-belief. Children relate to the Dolphin in this story as the sea creatures show him hot to believe in himself. This story can help bolster self-image, manage stress and anxiety and accomplish goals.

The Dot by Peter Reynolds – A story all about perseverance and believing you can do something.

The Lovables in the Kingdon of Self-Esteem by Diana Loomans – This book helps children to feel unique, confident, enthusiastic and loved, while playful, rhyming text teaches the value of positive affirmation.

Hey Warrior - A fantastic book explaining anxiety and where it comes from in the brain to a child in a friendly manner.


Useful contacts:




Sheffield Directory -

(Children's Health Guide: Newborn to Preteen)