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Parkend Primary School

The small school with BIG ideas!

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

'It's ok not to be ok!'


At Parkend Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.  


At our school we:

  • Help children to understand their emotions and feelings better                             
  • Help 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 ‘dare to be different’
  • Help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
  • Support through our vision and values


Trailblazers/Young Minds Matter

Mental Health Support

We are delighted that our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new, national program to help make mental health support for children and young people more available when they need it.
We are one of 72 schools from Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean to work with the NHS in Gloucestershire to introduce Mental Health Support Teams into schools.
We hope that these teams will provide valuable support to our pupils to help them with life’s ups and down, for example, with issues such as anxiety, friendship concerns, exam stress and challenging behaviour.
This may involve group work and/or individual, one-to-one support, either at school or elsewhere. Where appropriate, the Mental Health Support Team will also link up with the specialist mental health services in Gloucestershire. They will also support parents and teachers to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties.


Our Mental Health Lead in school is Mrs Smith and our Family Support Lead is Mrs Wright and they are more than happy to support.


If you have any questions or concerns or would like to make a referral to the service, please contact: 

Please note that a referral system is in place for allocating support to children, and a referral will only be made by school staff with parent/carer permission.  This will involve necessary details being shared with the Young Minds Matter team, with Data Protection requirements in line with our Privacy Agreement fully followed. 

The Daily Mile (featuring Parkend Primary School)

The Daily Mile is a fully-inclusive and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health of children. It’s a social activity where the children run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day and it improves focus in the classroom.


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Wear yellow for Mental Health Awareness day 

tic+ is a counselling service for young people in Gloucestershire. You can call them for confidential advice or use their website for a live chat. All the counsellors are trained and are there to listen to any worries or anxieties that you may have.
Useful Websites to support
The Charlie Waller Trust is a charity that can support in different ways and offers advice for Mental Health needs.