Ladycross Infant and Nursery School

How to support children's mental health

Staying Safe


We want all children at Ladycross to be happy and stay safe.

What would you do if you were worried about something?

This girl looks worried about something. It’s not nice to feel worried as everyone likes being happy. Worried people might look happy, but feel different inside.

What would you do if someone asked you to do something you don’t like or you know is naughty or wrong?

1. Think of an adult in school who listens to you. Find them in school.


2. Tell them what worries you.


3. The adult will try to help.

Emotional wellbeing

Your emotional wellbeing is just as important as your physical health. Good mental health allows you to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at you and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.


Things that can help keep you mentally well include:

  • being in good physical health, eating a balanced diet and getting regular


  • having time and the freedom to play, indoors and outdoors
  • being part of a family that gets along well most of the time
  • going to a school that looks after the wellbeing of all its pupils
  • taking part in local activities for young people.


Other factors are also important, including:

  • feeling loved, trusted, understood, valued and safe
  • being interested in life and having opportunities to enjoy themselves
  • being hopeful and optimistic
  • being able to learn and having opportunities to succeed
  • accepting who they are and recognising what they are good at
  • having a sense of belonging in their family, school and community
  • feeling they have some control over their own life
  • having the strength to cope when something is wrong (resilience)
  •  the ability to solve problems.


If you are worried about your emotional wellbeing, or that of a friend, you can ask for help by asking an adult in school or you can write your worry on a piece of paper and pop it in the Worry Monster in your classroom.

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