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The Butts Primary School

Mental Health and Wellbeing

At The Butts Primary 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 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 as bereavement.

Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.

Our Wellbeing Team

Cherry Willder leads our Wellbeing Team and is best placed to put you in contact with the right service or support. She is supported by Mark Lawrence, who is our school's Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and Jen Harrison who is our Theraputic Active Listening Assistant (TALA).

The team has a wealth of knowledge and can signpost you to other agencies. 

Useful Links

Back to Basics - Looking after your family's wellbeing is very important. Families all need some help from time to time due to life changes or events. As a parent or carer, you can take small steps to help your child's wellbeing as well as your own. You can do this by starting with the basics

This is a great guide for parents and carers for Good Mental Health, it gives lots of information, resources and tools to help with issues young people maybe facing:

the good mental health handbook 31 08 23.pdf

British Psychology Society (BPS)-advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

MindEd-an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health