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Wellbeing and Mental Health Awareness

Welcome to our school’s well-being page!


"Children's mental wellbeing is so vitally important. Happier children learn more and are much more likely to reach their potential" - @actionforhappiness


At Preston CofE Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement.

Our Positivity Video

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Hornbeam class have been working on a project to give others ideas to keep positive. The children brainstormed different techniques they use to cheer themselves up when they are feeling down.

May Mental Health Week:  9th May - 15th May


The theme for Mental Health Week has been loneliness. The children have been discussing how we can prevent loneliness and what we can do to help each other.

We talked about the impact that COVID has had on people of all ages, and in particular spoke about the residents at West Abbey Care Home.

Children from across the school have come up with letters and cards that we have sent to the residents to remind them that they are not alone!

Children's Mental Health Week

7th - 13th February


This year's theme for Children's Mental Health Week is Growing Together.


Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.


Each class were given sunflower seeds to plant and nuture, which will show the children how, like plants, we need to care for ourselves in order to grow.


The children began the week with "Wear your scarf to school day" where they discussed how they could relate the SCARF values to their lives:







Children have participated in a variety of activities this week. Some of these include writing down ideas to keep their minds healthy in Year 2, creating our "brain trees" in Year 5, and painting log slices different colours to represent different emotions throughout the school.


We want to ensure that pupils, parents and staff can easily access resources to support their well-being.  


There are numerous links to advice and tips that cover many aspects of mental health. Therefore, we have selected a range of resources to direct you to the appropriate support to help your children and family. We recognise that emotional health and wellbeing has a significant impact on everyone’s lives. Hence, during the current climate, the element of uncertainty and change to usual routine has been unsettling for many.  

As a result, you may find yourself dealing with different behaviours or want to know how you can help the people around you. These resources can help you in: supporting anxiety, calming techniques; tips to support mental health and support services.  

As a school, we aim to help our community by understanding how we can maintain and look after our well-being so please don’t forget that we are available via the Year Group emails as well as the usual school contact number to help you with any concerns you have regarding wellbeing. We hope the following links provide quick access to clear advice.  

First produced by the New Economics Foundation in 2008, the #FiveWaysToWellbeing research resulted in 5 steps that we can all take to improve our wellbeing.



A sea of yellow entered our gates here at Preston Primary for World Mental Health Day. Aiming to raise awareness for the importance of looking after pupils' mental health, we decided to raise money for the charity YoungMinds with a #HelloYellow event. Spreading positivity, we discussed why we should talk about how we feel and motivating our peers. Every class made their own contribution, including; learning calming meditation methods, sharing what helps lift our moods, some fun photoshoots and much more!

We hope our #HelloYellow day reminded our children all to continue to be kind to one another and keep positive about the future going forward.

We raised a FANTASTIC £373.82 for the wonderful charity.