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Emotional Health and Wellbeing

At Elmbridge Primary School we work towards positive Emotional Health and Wellbeing in the whole of our school community, for adults as well as children.


We support the National criteria, which states:

"A healthy school ensures that when pupils are unhappy, anxious, disturbed or depressed there are open channels for them to seek or be offered support, without stigma and with appropriate confidentiality. A healthy school actively seeks to promote emotional health and wellbeing and helps pupils to understand their feelings".


Elmbridge Primary school supports and enhances pupil personal development and mental wellbeing, by providing guidance and opportunities to use the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’:


  1. Connect

    Connecting with family, friends and people around you at home, school and in your community will enrich and support you every day.


  2. Be Active

    Exercising makes you feel good. Find something you enjoy such as dancing or going for a walk.


  3. Take Notice

    Be curious and ask questions, remark on the unusual, savour the moment, be aware of the world around you. Reflecting on your experiences will help you to appreciate what matters to you.


  4. Keep Learning

    Try something new or rediscover an old interest. Set a challenge that you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things helps you to become more confident, as well as being fun.


  5. Give

    Do something nice for a friend; remember to say ‘thank you’ and smile. Seeing yourself as belonging to a wider community is very rewarding and helps you to create new connections with people.