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Lowerhouse Junior School

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing at Lowerhouse Junior School


At Lowerhouse Junior School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community and recognise that mental health and wellbeing is as important to our lives as physical health. We have a supportive and caring ethos which understands that everyone experiences times in life where they may be more vulnerable and at times may need additional support.


Our aim is to help develop the protective factors which build resilience to mental health problems and to be a school where:


• Children feel safe and have a sense of belonging

• Children feel confident in themselves and are able to express a range of emotions appropriately

• All children and families feel valued

• Children have a key trusted adult they can talk openly with without judgement or stigma

• Children feel pride in themselves and are confident

• Positive mental health is promoted and valued

• Bullying is not tolerated

• Children learn and achieve

• Children develop emotional resilience to manage setbacks


We believe Lowerhouse Junior School has a key role in promoting children’s positive mental health and wellbeing and has developed a range of strategies and approaches which includes:


• Campaigns and assemblies to raise awareness of mental health

• Playground Pals

• Daily breakfast for all pupils

• Nurture Groups

• 1:1 support sessions with MPSL

• Transition programme to high school

• Celebration assemblies

• Circle times

• Worry boxes

• Metal health teaching programmes – KidSafe

• Theraputic Activities including Lego Therapy, art, relaxation, mindfulness and breathing techniques

• Group sessions from Children and Family Wellbeing Service and East Lancashire Mental Health Support Team


School also works closely with the Children and Family Wellbeing services and East Lancashire Trust Mental Health Support Team to provide external support for children and families where needed.


If you have any queries around support for your child or family, do not hesitate to contact Mrs Marsden in school on 01282 426 774


The following information gives an overview of services / contact points available to children and families in East Lancashire and nationally.

Safe and anonymous online counselling and support for young people


Start Well - Be Well BWD

Links and resources to help families with young children or teenagers get the help and support they may need.



Support for young people dealing with suicide, depression or distress.

Hopeline: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209697
Weekdays: 10am-10pm
Weekends: 2pm-10pm

Wellbeing Helpline and Texting Service-Freephone out of hours, person centred listening environment for people requiring emotional support in relation to their own mental health or that of someone they know.

0800 915 4640
Weekdays: 7pm-11pm
Weekends: 12pm-Midnight

Guidance and support related to children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time, from any phone. Any time, day or night 116 123

Text SHOUT to 85258. You will receive 4 automated text messages before being connected to a volunteer who will listen (often within 5 minutes)