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Yealmpstone Farm Primary School

'The doorway to learning for the whole community.'

Mental health and Well-being

At Yealmpstone Farm Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, parents and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.  Our school is part of the Mental Health Support Team pilot.

 At our school we:

  • help children, parents and staff to understand their emotions and feelings better                             
  • help children, parents and staff feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children, parents and staff socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self esteem and ensure children, parents and staff know that they count
  • encourage children, parents and staff to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children, parents and staff to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks 

We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils  through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance developing resilience for all.

Additonal support- For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.  Parents access this through our Parent Support Advisor, Kelly Tompkins.

Targeted support-  For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.

Lead staff members:

Heidi Price: Headteacher

Esther Archer: Deputy Head teacher

Viki Allen: SENCo, Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Lead 

Kristina Pierce: ELSA  ( Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

Jessica Wafer: ELSA  ( Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

Kelly Tompkins: ELSA  ( Emotional Literacy Support Assistant), PSA




Children’s Mental Health Week 2022- Growing Together

From 7-11th February 2022 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This years 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’.