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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing 

At Berridge Primary School, we are committed to emotional health and wellbeing. We aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives, in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that mental health is a crucial factor in our overall wellbeing as well as for learning and achievement. We aim for our school to be a nurturing and supportive environment with the potential to develop self-esteem and give positive experiences for overcoming adversity and building resilience. We believe that our school offers positive role models and relationships which are critical in promoting children’s wellbeing and can help create a sense of belonging and community.


Children at Berridge Primary School have access to different support systems which is provided by our Learning Mentor, such as; afterschool clubs, group support sessions, 1:1 support and drop in support at breaktimes and lunchtimes. Our Learning Mentor is ELSA trained which means Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.

What is an ELSA?

Welcome to our Butterfly rooms

Our Butterfly rooms are spaces for our pupils to feel safe and have opportunities to share their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Group and one-to-one sessions happen here. Our rooms are based at both the infants and juniors site.


How many positive things can you think of?

Keeping busy

Keeping busy and moving our bodies every day.  It is recommended that every child should exercise for one hour a day. It helps with the circulation of your blood around your body.  Moving your body keeps you healthy and improves your mental health and wellbeing.


Try these videos below with your brothers, sisters or even your parents.  Lets try and  keep the whole house busy moving around:

9 Min Exercise For Kids - Home Workout

It's all about getting active and exercising everyday at home! Simple, quick moves for kids to help them build their muscles, strengthen their bones, improve...

Hey Duggee & Joe Wicks: The Super Squat Badge | The Workout Badges

Joe Wicks, Duggee, and the squirrels teach kids how to exercise and keep fit! In this episode, they're trying to win a Super Squat Badge - where it's all abo...

KIDZ BOP Kids - Shake It Off (Dance Along)

Dance along to "Shake It Off" with the KIDZ BOP Kids!💿


Mindfulness is important for helping us to breathe correctly. When we feel stressed, angry or worried we often do not breathe correctly. Having a moment of mindfulness helps regulates our emotions. Mindfulness can be; meditating, going for a walk, resting, listening to calming music.

Being mindful helps us focus on ourselves and less on our environment.


Here is a mindfulness video:

Learn To Bring Down Stress | Guided Meditiation For Kids | Breathing Exercises | GoNoodle

This exercise teaches how to gain control of your stressful energy when it becomes to hard to handle.This video comes from GoNoodle's Flow channel. Flow gets...

Book of the Term



 Phone: 0800 1111 (free 24 hour)


 Mental Health Foundation

 Information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities



 Promotes views and needs of people with mental health problems

 Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)  



 NHS 24: phone 111



Young suicide prevention 

 Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm &7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm). 


 Rethink Mental Illness

 Support and advice for people living with mental illness

 Phone: 0800 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)  


Safe Spot

 An app and website designed for young people to improve coping skills and access information about mental health  

 App: available on Google play/Apple store for free



 Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair

 Phone: 116 123 (free, 24hour)