Supporting Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health and Well-being

 At Ely St John's Primary School, we want to provide an effective and enjoyable teaching and learning environment, where children can flourish.  We aim to promote the mental and physical health and emotional wellbeing of all our staff and pupils.  Wellbeing is at the forefront of the school’s PSHE programme and promoting good mental health is a priority.

 We approach the welfare of our pupils in a positive way; all our staff reinforce the values and ethos of the school.   We want our children to stay happy, feel secure and enjoy being in school in whatever activity they are taking part.

We aim to:

  • To respect each child as an individual and to give each child the confidence and self-esteem to develop his or her talents to the full.
  • To develop the whole child intellectually, morally, socially, spiritually and physically.
  • To develop an effective three-way partnership between children, parents and school.
  • To promote our children’s positive self-esteem we will encourage our children to think positively about themselves and to accept their own uniqueness.
  • To provide opportunities for the children to feel valued and important by creating an awareness of the positive contribution they can make towards school and the community.

All our children should feel able to talk freely and openly to any member of staff if they have any worries or problems of any kind on a work or personal level.  Staff always respond to children in an appropriate manner, offering advice, support, guidance and reassurance in conjunction with our other policies, including our Safeguarding Policy.



  • Wellbeing is about our thoughts, feelings, emotions and ability to react to life. A good sense of wellbeing is feeling ok and able to cope, even when life or situations are challenging.
  • Sometimes our wellbeing is affected by things out of our control: illness, a stressful family situation or crisis.
  • When our wellbeing is affected and we don’t feel able to cope, this can lead to mental health concerns: sadness, depression and unhelpful thoughts that can stop us from enjoying and coping with daily life.
Helpful Websites:

Below there are links to helpful advice, websites and contacts.  If you would like to see anything added to this site, or to speak more about wellbeing and mental health, please contact staff at school.