Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Radnage CE Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. 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.  

 At our school we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better                             
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks 

We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils  through our school vision and our wider curriculum. For instance developing resilience for all and an appreciation of diversity.

Additional support- For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.

Targeted support-  For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as nurture groups.

Lead staff members:

Megan Macleod: Qualified Mental Health First Aider 

Nurture Group and Transition session Leader


Children’s Mental Health Week 2023

The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is Let's Connect.

A lack of meaningful connection is a key driver in loneliness and anxiety, so it is important that young people establish friendships which can allow them to support one another.  In school, we are encouraging children to make healthy, rewarding, and meaningful connections.

Useful links

A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.

Quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Children's Mental Health Week website full of information, webinars, videos and resources