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Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Holybrook we recognise the importance of enabling pupils to be resilient and supporting good mental health and wellbeing.

We support and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the following ways:

Prevention: creating a safe and calm environment where mental health problems are less likely, improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole school population, and equipping pupils to be resilient so that they can
manage the normal stress of life effectively. This will include teaching pupils about mental wellbeing through the curriculum and reinforcing this teaching through school activities and ethos.

Identification: recognising emerging issues as early and accurately as possible.

Early support: helping pupils to access evidence based early support and interventions.

Access to specialist support: working effectively with external agencies to provide swift access or referrals to specialist support and treatment.

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families


Wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

Bradford District Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

The main concerns covered in the booklet are:

  • Self-isolation and Coronavirus guidance including the tier system

  • Mental health, including anxiety and depression, grief and loss and crisis

  • Isolation and loneliness

  • Support for those caring for other people

  • Domestic abuse

  • Your local NHS, including how this is operating at this time

  • Food and fuel poverty

  • Finances and bill support

  • Statutory sick pay

  • Self-employed income support scheme

  • Furlough scheme and business grants


British Psychological Society (BPS)

Advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.



Call 0800 1111 to get help and advice about a wide range of issues or to talk to a counsellor online.


Childline Calm Zone

For breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.


Childline Kids

Content targeted to under 12’s


Eating Healthily

Easy ways to eat well and move more


Every Mind Matters

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support new Every Mind Matters advice for looking after mental wellbeing


Go Noodle

Movement and mindfulness videos


Healthy Minds

Mental health and wellbeing resources and services for children and young people in Bradford district and Craven



Links to free online guided meditations


Mental health and behaviour in schools

Advice for schools from the DFE



An educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.


Preventing and tackling bullying advice for schools

Advice for schools from the DFE


The Child Bereavement Network

Advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak


Think Ninja

ThinkNinja is an app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well.


Wellbeing Journal for Kids  

Outside the Box has produced a free activity journal to help children to enhance their mental wellbeing through a range of activities


Young Minds

The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.