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Mental Health and Wellbeing

You're never too young to talk mental health.

At Colebrook Infants, we recognise that good mental health is just as important as good physical health. Children are taught self-care techniques which include recognising and managing emotions, exercise, relaxation and how to build positive relationships.


We use the DfE's guidance, Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools, as a guide and work to the their ideals:

  1. Prevention: creating a safe and calm environment where mental health problems are less likely, improving the mental health and well being of the whole school population, and equipping pupils to be resilient so that they can manage the normal stress of life effectively. This will include teaching pupils about mental well being through the curriculum and reinforcing this teaching through school activities and ethos.
  2. Identification: recognising emerging issues as early and accurately as possible. 
  3. Early support: helping pupils to access evidence based early support and interventions.
  4. Access to specialist support: working effectively with external agencies to provide swift access or referrals to specialist support and treatment.

Click here for Tips for Talking for Parents and Carers.


February 6th -12th 2023 was Children's Mental Health Week and the theme was 'Let's Connect'. 


Parents and carers play an important part in their child's mental health. You can find some good resources on how to support your child here.

The Happy Maps website also has lots of great ideas for parents and carers who may be worried about their child's mental health and wellbeing. There are links to topics such as sleep, anxiety, self esteem and problems with food. Click here for more information.

Click here for a lovely interactive activity which helps you to find ways of supporting good mental health and wellbeing. Simply find a book in the virtual library and click on it to access the information.