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Wellbeing and Mental Health

Welcome to our Wellbeing area!

At Greasley Beauvale Primary School, we are committed to supporting the positive mental health and wellbeing of our whole school community. We believe that mental health and wellbeing is just as important to our lives as physical health. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We particularly recognise the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of our children and the support they may need to adjust to life back in school after the partial school closures. Our view is that positive mental health is in everybody’s interest and that we all have a role to play.  


 At our school we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better                             
  • ensure children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and to ‘paint their own rainbow’
  • help children 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. 

Additional support: For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.  

Targeted support: For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as nurture provision in our Rainbow Den or work with an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant).


Lead staff members

Emily Clarke: Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead and accredited Mental Health First Aider 

Mandy Blackbourn and Helen Timson: ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) and Rainbow Den staff

Judith Bexon: accredited Mental Health First Aider and Rainbow Den staff

Caroline Lowe: Rainbow Den staff


Wellbeing Team

We have a Wellbeing Team who meet regularly and represent both children and staff. We strongly believe that wellbeing should be embedded in every aspect of school life, to promote a happy and healthy school community. The Wellbeing Team are: Michelle Bates, Judith Bexon, Emily Clarke, Roxana Kew, India Marvin and Alison Padley.