Mental Health and Wellbeing

In an ever changing world, positive mental health is key to everyone’s well being and quality of life. It allows us to respond effectively to the challenges that daily life bring. At Summerhill Primary School, we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people and we actively promote the values of resilience, self awareness, kindness and compassion.

We foster a culture of teamwork: working with each other, with the wider school community and most importantly with the young people in our school.

We act with determination. Whatever issues our children, their families, the school, our team or the community face, we are committed to supporting everyone to making a real positive difference to their lives. We believe that a resolution to any issue begins with a conversation and so we encourage all of our stakeholders to talk openly about issues that they may be facing.

Aims and Objectives

  • To have a whole school approach to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing within a culture of high expectations and support.

  • To ensure that, through the promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing, our children are helped to understand and express their feelings, build their confidence and emotional resilience and therefore their capacity to learn.

  • To have a committed staff team that sets a whole school culture of positive mental health and wellbeing, support and values that everyone understands, believes in and is prepared to strive for.

  • To increase the awareness and understanding and reduce stigma amongst children, staff and our wider community of issues involving the mental health and wellbeing of young people and to provide support at an early stage to any child who is or appears to be suffering from mental health issues.

  • To ensure that, embedded within our curriculum, we are enabling our children to become healthy, independent, responsible and confident members of society. Children will understand how they are developing personally and socially and many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up will be tackled. They will be provided with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and to appreciate what it means to live and thrive as part of a diverse society.

If you have any concerns regarding yourself or your child ypu can contact Mrs Bennett-Gleig, Mrs Rannard or Miss Newsham at school.

There are some resources below that you may find useful. Click on the image.


Ann Freud

Young Minds


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Star Centre

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Parenting 2000

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ADDvanced Solutions