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Yealmpstone Farm Primary School

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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.  

 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: Assistant 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 2019 Healthy: Inside and Out – Being Ourselves

Yealmpstone farm primary School is proud to  support Children’s Mental Health Week 2019 (4-10 February) alongside the wellbeing support that we already offer in school. This Children’s Mental Health Week, we will encourage children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness. It’s all about being healthy inside and out!

When we have a positive view of ourselves it can help us to cope with life’s challenges, and recognising the different qualities of others can allow us to connect with those around us – which is vital for our own and others’ wellbeing.

The week will be hosted by Place2be, the children’s mental health charity. During the week we took part in lots of fun classroom activities to work on understanding our emotions better and learning about our own unique qualities.

If you would like to find out more Place2Be have created some helpful advice and resources for parents and carers which is available on their website: www.children’