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Lenthall Infant & Nursery School

Mental Health and Well-being

At Lenthall Infant & Nursery school, we are extremely committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being of all of our pupils and our staff.

Particularly in the current climate, there are many challenges that everyone is facing and experiencing. We know and understand that these life challenges and experiences that many of us are faced with, require some additional emotional support. We understand that these challenges may make us feel particularly vulnerable at times, and we are committed to supporting anyone who may need any additional emotional support. Everyone deserves to have positive mental health, and everyone has a role to play to support you to get there.

Our Senior Mental Health Leader is Miss. Elizabeth Brown.



 Your present circumstances don't determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.

At Lenthall Infant & Nursery school, there are many ways in which we support the children’s mental health and well-being. For example:

  • Throughout our curriculum and everyday school life, we encourage and support the children to understand their feelings and emotions.
  • Embedded in our behaviour policy, we encourage the children to be resilient when challenges occur, to be ready to learn through having a positive mindset, and to be respectful to others.
  • We encourage the children to be self-confident and develop their self-esteem, ensuring that they all know that they matter.
  • We support children to know that they can talk to us and open up, sharing their feelings and worries.
  • We support the children to build and maintain positive social relationships with others.

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5 Ways to Well-Being

There are 5 ways to well-being outlined by the NHS. The aim is that you complete something for each of the 5 categories each day. These are outlined below with suggested activities.

Be Active Take Notice Keep Learning Give


Connect with people around you. With family, friends, colleagues, and neighbours. At home, work, school, or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.


Be Active

Swap your interactive pursuits with active ones. Go for a walk. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Walk or cycle when making short journeys. Being active makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Why not have a go at some of the activities below? 


Take Notice

Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savor the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch, or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you to appreciate what matters to you.


Keep Learning

Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.



Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.