Mental health well being for pupils

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Your child’s mental health well being is as important as their physical well being and we promote its importance within out curriculum and through the support we offer our children.

Children in years 2-6 take part in regular lessons looking at managing emotional well being and strategies to support reducing anxiety and stress as pat of our new mental health strand in the extended curriculum.

We look at building resilience and critical thinking and discuss issues such as social media representation and how to deal with the stresses of modern day life.

For all our pupils we have worry hands, worry boxes and initiatives such as measure my mood where children can talk about their feelings on a daily basis and two resident mental health first aiders.

All children have access to free counselling if they need it and we have also employed a play therapist to work with specific children one day a week.

We have a pastoral unit complete with chill out zone and our resident cats Piper and Henry for children if they need a relaxed space. There is also a relaxing zen garden for children to use at lunchtimes.

Our school Mental Health and Well-Being offer can be found below.

Health and Wellbeing at Boothroyd Primary Academy – Whole School Offer

As an academy we gained the School Mental Health Award in June 2018 and then improved our work further to gain a second award in July 2019. More information can be found here.

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We have produced a leaflet to support parents in the Dewsbury area-


Below you will find some useful links below to help you with any additional information about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There is also a page for parents which gives links to really useful websites.