Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Positive mental health and wellbeing is crucial for the successful development of children and adults. At EMPS we value mental health, social, emotional, physical and personal development as much as we value academic achievement.

We believe that for children to flourish with their academic learning and reach their potential, they require strong personal, social and emotional skills. This is so they have the right attitudes, behaviours and mindset to support them with new and challenging learning and to be successful learners throughout the school.

We also believe for children to be life-long learners and active citizens of the future, they require character skills so they are able to confidently communicate with others, cope with challenging situation, manage their feelings and emotions appropriate and aspire to achieve their best.

At Eyres Monsell, Mental health is defined as:

“…a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” - Word Health Organisation

Positive wellbeing can be seen in people as:

  • The capacity to realise and understand our own abilities.
  • To feel that we are living our life with purpose and meaning.
  • Making a positive contribution to our communities.
  • The ability to form positive relationships with others, to feel connected and be supported.
  • The ability to experience peace of mind, happiness, contentment and joy (mindfulness).
  • The ability to be resilient – to be able to cope with life's ups and downs and be confident in your response.
  • The capacity to take responsibility for yourself and for others.

As a school we try to encourage the development of these through our ethos, curriculum, teaching and learning and through additional support measures.

What does support in mental health and wellbeing look like at Eyres Monsell.

We believe that everyone has mental health and that it can be seen on a spectrum, with people experiencing positive mental health times and times where we have poor mental health. All students and staff access the universal level of provision. As pupils and staff require more targeted support or personalised intervention, this is offered either by the school (such as counselling, supervision, intervention groups) or by external agencies such as the school nurse and CAMHS.

Parent Support


     Family action

Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm

Telephone: 0808 802 6666

Text message: 07537 404 282

Email: [email protected]


FamilyLine was designed to offer support for families to prevent challenges from reaching crisis point and provide an early intervention, via text, phone or email.  It’s available to support any family seven days a week and during the evening and at weekends when other support services may be closed.  The only days the helpline closes is Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Friday.


Text Shout to 85258 

Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.



MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393

The MindinfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.


call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000

The NSPCC helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can provide expert advice and support. We’re here if you’re concerned about a child, if you’re a parent or carer looking for advice.


 The Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline

The helpline number is 0808 802 0925.



The Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline provides support and expert advice on anything from dealing with a break-up to going back to work or sorting out child maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues. Friendly advisers will talk through your options and send you useful information.


 Family Lives

Helpline: 0808 800 2222 

Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. We know that many people play active roles in raising children, from dads and mums, grandparents, stepparents and non-resident parents. Our role is to support all of you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that you care about, as well as supporting parenting professionals.  We recognise that the best way to support families is to provide professional, non-judgmental support and advice in a way that all members of the family can freely access. We provide this through our 24 hour helpline, extensive advice on our website, our email and live chat services, befriending services, and parenting/relationship support groups.

Home-Start UK

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.

   No Panic

·       0300 772 9844

10 am – 10 pm                  24h Crisis Line: 01952 680835

No Panic is a registered charity that helps and supports those living with Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders.
No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders.


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