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Mental health and wellbeing – Children and their families

At Crofton Infants we do the following:

  • 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

We offer different levels of support

Universal Support– To meet the needs of all our pupils  through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance developing resilience for all.

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 wellbeing groups or personal mentors.


We have an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) to work with our children.



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Free online courses for all parents, carers, grandparents and teens Nurturing emotional health and wellbeing from bump to 19+ years. Click here


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As part of our whole school approach to supporting children’s emotional and mental wellbeing, we work with our Future In Mind practitioner, Kathryn Thomas, to provide support to children who may be struggling with anxiety.

Future In Mind is a national initiative from the Department of Health and NHS England, and works alongside CAMHS to provide mental health services for children, young people and their families

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The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time. The services and support listed on the Hub of Hope are not only for when things become unbearable – a crisis point. They are also for those times when we notice we are starting to struggle, or when we need extra support as we start to emerge from a particularly difficult time. The Hub of Hope also lists support and services for family members and friends to enable them to find help for themselves, as well as for the person they are supporting. We recognise that the wellbeing of each member of an interconnected family or community is dependent on the wellbeing of all of its members. If you or someone you know feels suicidal, or may be a danger to themselves or others, call 999, your local crisis service or contact Samaritans or Crisis Text Line directly through the Hub of Hope app, via the Need Help Now? Button.


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