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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Mental Health and Wellbeing


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Mental Health is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community".


We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Being mentally healthy means that we feel good about ourselves, make and keep positive relationships with others and can feel and manage the full range of emotions. These can range from happiness, excitement and curiosity through to less comfortable feelings such as anger, fear or sadness. Good mental health allows us to cope with life’s ups and downs, to feel in control of our lives and to ask for help from others when we need support.


Mental health problems affect around one in six children.  It is therefore vital that as a school and parent partnership, we do our very best to promote positive mental health and provide early intervention for children who are displaying signs of mental health needs.

How do we promote positive mental health and wellbeing at Trotts Hill School?

At Trotts Hill Primary School we promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the following ways:

  • The teaching of mental health as part of the statutory Health Education within PSHE lessons 
  • Promotion of physical health through P.E, active playtimes and lunch times and sports clubs
  • Teaching mindfulness through yoga in a range of year groups
  • Taking part in 'Hello Yellow Day' every year in support of the Young Minds charity and World Mental Health Day
  • Promoting 'Feeling Good' week every February in support of raising awareness of Mental Health in young people across Hertfordshire
  • Delivery of 'Brain Buddies' programme across some classes to teach children emotional regulation skills
  • Delivery of NSPCC materials to teach children to stay safe and speak to trusted adults


If we have low level concerns about the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils we may provide additional support:

  • Check ins with an adult in class
  • Drawing and Talking
  • Nurture gardening club 
  • Music Nurture Therapy 


For those pupils displaying mild-moderate mental health needs we may provide a higher level of support by referring to:

  • Family Support Worker
  • Education Mental Health Practitioner
  • NESSie
  • School Health/Step 2
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust's (HPFT) single point of access (SPA)


If you have any concerns about your child's mental health and wellbeing, please do not hesitate to talk to a member of staff who will pass on your concern to the relevant person.

Early Intervention for parents and children at Trotts Hill

Further links and resources to support your child