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Park Hill Junior School

Mental Health & Wellbeing

How we support children’s health and general well-being:

At Park Hill Junior School, we are committed to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is 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 wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. All children go through ups and downs during their school career and some face significant life events.

The school takes the personal development and well-being of children very seriously. We know that children are unlikely to flourish unless they are developing positive relationships, feel safe and are adopting healthy lifestyles.  Please see our Well-being Policy for an explanation of how we promote emotional wellbeing and respond to mental health needs.

We provide expert help for any child who is experiencing any difficulties with behaviour or relationships from well-trained staff, including:


Specialist Service



Examples of what they do

Onsite School Counsellor

Ms Green


On-site therapeutic support for the emotional and personal development of children and families.

Family Support Worker (Home/School Link)

Ms Colley


Supports families and signposts them to other services/agencies/charities who can offer practical support and/or advice. 

We provide specialist support and up-to-date training for staff on child protection and other aspects of safeguarding, including protecting children from neglect and emotional harm.

All of our staff and governors hold an up-to-date DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) at the necessary level.

Our Head Teacher, Mrs Pratt, has the ultimate responsibility for health and safety concerns within the school.

Please look at the links below if you need any guidance. 

Support for children 

Financial support

Support for parents/families 

Food support