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Mental Health and Wellbeing at Breadsall CEVC Primary School


At Breadsall Primary School we are committed to supporting the positive mental health and wellbeing of our whole school community.  We recognise that positive mental health and emotional wellbeing is just as important to our lives as physical health.   We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.


Our role in school is to ensure that children can manage times of change and stress and that they are supported to reach their potential or access help when they need it. We also have a role to ensure that children learn about what they can to do maintain positive mental health, what effects mental health, how they can help to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues and where they can go if they need help and support. 


Our aim is to develop the protective factors which build resilience to mental health problems and to be a school where:

  • All children are valued
  • Children have a sense of belonging and feel safe
  • Children feel able to talk openly with trusted adults about their problems without feeling any stigma
  • Positive mental health is promoted and valued
  • Diversity and Difference is celebrated and respected
  • Bullying is not tolerated


Senior Mental Health Lead:  Milly Bould

Mental Health and Wellbeing Governor: TBC


Parents and Carers

Parents or carers should approach their child’s class teacher if they have mental health concerns.

We offer different levels of support:


Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum.  For instance, developing resilience for all.


Additional Support – for those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such a bereavement.


Targeted Support – For pupils who need more differentiated support or specific targeted interventions including working with specialist services.


Mental health difficulties can be extremely hard to talk about but there is a lot of support available. Below are some links to key organisations offering professional and confidential help.


For Urgent Help



Other Useful Links:

  • Mind UK

A leading mental health charity with information about where to access support, legal advice and confidential help lines


  • Details of Help Available in Derbyshire



  • NHS


  • Young Minds Matter

A website for young people and their carers.  Included advice on how to look after yourself as well as other information.



Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families