At Abbey Mead Primary Academy, we aim to promote positive mental health and well-being for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional well-being are to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall well-being and can affect their learning and achievement.

Throughout life many of us will experience challenges that can increase our vulnerability and lead us to requiring additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.  Good mental health allows our children to develop their resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Here in school, there are many ways we support our children’s health and well-being. We also work closely with our families to ensure that they have access to support networks where necessary. If you require support regarding mental health and wellbeing, please speak to and Gary Aldred (Principal), Rachel Martin (Inclusion and Wellbeing Advocate) or Freya Ingham and Olivia Lopez  (PSHE Lead) via our front office, telephone or email.

On this page, you will find a variety of services that offer support locally, nationally and online.

Local support:

Generally supporting your children with mental health, things to do and where to get more information:

Conversation starters for parents:

If you’re worried your child may be struggling with their mental health

Sources for children

Health advice accessible for children and grown-ups:

Support for parents 

How to support young people and how to help parents if they’re worried:

Tips for taking care of parents own wellbeing: