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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health, Wellbeing and ELSA 

At Berridge Primary school and Nursery, the wellbeing of our pupils is very important to us. A happy child is a child that is able to learn. We believe every child should have a chance to succeed in school and life, so we provide many ways for our pupils to share their thoughts and worries. Feelings of wellbeing are a fundamental part of a child’s health, which is why we allow all of our pupils access to our learning mentor, who is ELSA (emotional literacy) trained, when needed.  


Resources will be added regularly to support parents and children.


The following links are to support your child's wellbeing and mental health.


Take part in Children’s Mental Health Week, and help make a difference to the lives of children and young people across the UK. 


Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 will take place from 6-12 February 2023. This year’s theme is Let’s Connect. 


Our free resources for primary age and secondary age children and young people will help you take part in the week. Activities in our resources are designed to encourage children (and adults) to consider how we can make meaningful connections that support our mental health. 

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.

Juniors (Brushfield site)

Infants (Bobbersmill 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)