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Mental Health & Mental Wellbeing

At Langdale Primary School, we consider the mental health of our pupils, staff and parents to be just as important as physical health.  Mental health includes our emotional, psychological  and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also determines how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices.  Mental health is important at every stage of life from childhood through to adulthood and many factors can contribute such as biological factors, life experiences and family history.


At Langdale, we have a full-time ELSA support worker, Jayne Allen. 

ELSA stands for Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. ELSA support in schools is a project designed to help schools support the emotional needs of their pupils. ELSA acknowledges that children and young people learn best when they feel happier and their emotional needs are being addressed.

We are proactive in providing support when it is needed and this part of the website is dedicated to sharing information to help develop a good emotional well being and resilience for all.

  • Children's mental health week 2022
    Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its eighth year, we hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word. Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 - Growing Together From 7-13 February 2022, schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme 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’.

  • MIND
    MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

  • North Staffs Mind
    A leading, independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond North Staffordshire for over 40 years, they deliver a range of trusted, specialist support to over 8,000 people every year. They believe that no one should face a mental health issue alone.

  • Nip in the bud
    Information and advice on children's mental health conditions

  • Manup
    Mental health support for men.

  • Barnados
    Supporting children with mental health and emotional wellbeing

  • Children's mental health week
    This year's Children's Mental Health Week will take place on 7-13 February 2022. This year's theme is Growing Together

Where to find support and information for bereavement

  • At a loss
    Providing the UK's signposting website for anyone bereaved and those supporting them

  • Winston's Wish
    Winston’s Wish supports bereaved children, young people, their families and the professionals who support them.

Where to find support and information for cyberbullying

  • The Cybersmile Foundation
    The Cybersmile Foundation is a multi-award-winning nonprofit organization committed to digital wellbeing and tackling all forms of bullying and abuse online. We work to promote kindness, diversity and inclusion by building a safer, more positive digital community.

Where to find support and information for domestic abuse

  • Refuge
    For women and children against domestic violence

    Domestic abuse: how to get help

Where to find support and information for drug and alcohol problems

Wellbeing activities for children

  • Bubble breathing exercises
    Blowing bubbles is great fun, and it has an added benefit too – the deep breathing required to blow bubbles can help you to relax and feel calm. ‘Bubble breathing’ can even be done without the bubbles, any time you want to feel calm. Simply take a deep breath in through your nose, then breathe out slowly through your mouth with your lips small, as if you were going to blow a bubble. This kind of breathing leaves more room for fresh inhaled air. You can even imagine any worries you might have floating away like bubbles.

  • Jar of smiles
    Stress, sadness and frustration are very real feelings that everyone has sometimes. It’s ok to feel this way sometimes, especially when things are difficult. But there are things you can do to help yourself feel better when things are troubling you. Talk about it – telling an adult, a friend, or anyone who cares about you, how you feel is important. It means that others can help you. Maybe you’ll find out that other people feel the same way. Often, just saying what’s on your mind helps you feel better – almost like magic! Focus on something else – if we are feeling negative emotions, doing something we like, or telling ourselves something more positive can sometimes help us feel a bit better. It’s important to be kind to ourselves when we are having a difficult time. Why not swap your worries for a jar full of smiles?

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