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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Page!


Please find some links and resources that may help if your child is feeling anxious, emotional or have low-self esteem. Please let your child's class teacher know if you have ongoing concerns.


Around three children in every primary school class has a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Please know that the Welfare and Pastoral team at Crown Meadow are always available to offer support to children and families with challenges, so please get in contact with Mrs Reed if you need any help on or  

There are links and resources below that you may find helpful to

support and talk about mental health problems at home.

Children's Mental Health Week 


Crown Meadow First School and Nursery is proud to take  part in Children’s Mental Health Week in February  each year.


For 2024, the theme for this year is 'My Voice Matters'. This is about empowering children and young people by providing them with the tools they need to express themselves.




'Let’s Connect' is about making meaningful connections for all, during Children’s Mental Health Week – and beyond. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing.  When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. And when our need for rewarding social connections is not met, we can sometimes feel isolated and lonely – which can have a negative impact on our mental health. 


' Growing Together'  Some growth is easy to see, like when we grow from babies into children or when flowers grow in spring. But other growth may be more difficult to spot, like  when we grow emotionally. We all need support to help us to keep growing, especially when things get tough. We often need others to help us to believe in ourselves, to keep going, and to try doing things a bit differently. Reflecting on how much we’ve grown, and thinking of ways that we can continue to grow together is one good way to look after our mental health.


It is an opportunity for us all to explore the different ways we can 'Express Yourself' . Reflecting on how much we’ve grown, and thinking of ways that we can continue to grow together is one good way to look after our mental health.Ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good. It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.





General support strategies and resources which can be used

to support children’s emotional well-being and mental health


Our everyday habits are important to our mental health, just as they are to our physical health. Here are a few suggestions to help your child develop good habits. 


Think about the five ways to wellbeing:

Are there things you can encourage them to do, or do together, each day? Please see here for more information about the five ways to wellbeing from the mental health charity Mind.



This releases chemicals, in your body, like endorphins and serotonin that help to improve your mood. If you exercise regularly, it can reduce your stress and improve your mental health.

  • Cosmic Kids A great website full of videos that make Yoga fun for everyone.
  • Go Noodle Go Noodle gets children up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. It allows children to wake up their bodies as well as engaging their minds.
  • BBC Super Movers These are videos that will get your child up and moving, and they are linked to the curriculum. They can also be selected based on which key stage your child is in.
  • Joe Wicks Daily PE Lesson - Whilst the schools are closed, the famous exercise guru Joe Wicks is running a live PE lesson every week day at 9am from his YouTube channel 
  • NHS Change 4 Life - Indoor Activities for Kids 



This can help children to regulate their emotions, thereby having fewer meltdowns, reduce their impulsivity and improve concentration and focus.

  • New Horizon: Kids Meditation Struggling to get the kids to sleep? Allow these relaxing Sleep Stories, Guided Meditations and purposely-designed Sleep Meditations to get your little ones off to a perfect nights rest.



Mindfulness colouring is a relaxing and calming activity which can also encourage children to explore their creativity while improving fine motor skills.

  • Mindfulness Activities A list of 5-10 minute mindfulness activities you children could add into your daily routine. 


Calming strategies:

Sense of peace in your hand – activity provides children with  sense grounding/calming based on connections with familiar people and settings.



Self-esteem helps children cope with mistakes and build their resilience. It helps them try again, even if they fail at first. As a result, self-esteem will help them do better at school, at home, and with friends. Children with low self-esteem feel unsure of themselves, so improving self-esteem, improves confidence.


Outdoor activities:

Getting in touch with nature can help to improve emotional well-being and can be a lot of fun!.




Activities to support well-being for children



Printable resources:

Please also take a look at the resources listed below to support emotional well-being in children.


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