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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Supporting children's mental health and well-being is a key part of what we do at Holbrook. Here you will find some information about well-being and mental health.

It’s never too early to start learning about good emotional health and wellbeing. It’s really important to find, and practice, positive ways of thinking as they can help you through life’s ups and downs.


First of all, meet our Sunshine Committee, who champion everyone's well-being at Holbrook. The committee look at ways we  can improve well-being. Our Well-being Minister helps to collect everyone in schools thoughts, concerns and ideas about mental health and well-being so that we can target our initiatives to ensure they meet everyone's needs and make an impact.


The Five Ways to Wellbeing

Here are some simple things that everyone can do that can help boost moods and manage emotions.

At Holbrook, we put children's well-being as a top priority. Through themed assemblies and our PSHE curriculum we look at aspects of mental and physical well-being, teaching strategies to help children regulate and mange their emotions, to build their self-esteem and how to reach out when they need help.


One way in which we encourage children to speak out when they need help, is through Oakley, our Well-being Tree! Just like their poem says, Oakley encourages children to pop their worries inside so that a chosen adult can help them with whatever is on their mind.

Oakley was created by Mr Parker and named by the children. E (Year 6) says they have brought lots of 'positivi-tree' to our school! 


Here is what some other children have to say about Oakley:


"When I go past Oakley, I always give them a high five because I like them so much!" (A, Year 1)

"Their face looks so happy!" (M, EYFS)

"Putting a worry in the worry tree actually works! It takes the worry out of your mind and on to paper and then someone comes to help."  (H, Year 4)

"The worry tree is like a friend - they make you feel better." (A, Year 4)


Wellbeing Clinic

Miss Redfearn is our school's Mental Health First Aider. Each Friday lunchtime, she hosts a 'Wellbeing Clinic' for the children where they can drop in and speak to her about anything wellbeing related. This provides another opportunity for the children to feel heard and to get the help they need to feel happy and positive in school and at home.

By providing a safe and nurturing environment that prioritises the well-being of our pupils, we aim to help them grow into confident, resilient individuals who are equipped to face life's challenges. At Holbrook, we strive to empower children to live their lives to the fullest, both now and in the future.


Our mental Health Pathway