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Mental Health and wellbeing

At Brettenham, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and careers) and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that children's mental health is crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. All children go through ups and downs during their school career and some face significant life events. 


“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

(World Health Organisation 2014)

Sandwell Charter Mark

Teaching Mental health and wellbeing

The school follows the DfE guidelines for the teaching of Health and Wellbeing in the following ways:-


  •  Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) - scheme of work
  • Assemblies and theme days.

Interventions to support mental wellbeing in school. 

  • Friendship Group
  • Worry box
  • Art therapy
  • Play therapy


Resources to support Mental health



If any member of your household is getting a coronavirus test, please do not send your children into school until you know the results of these tests............................. All dinner monies for years 3-6 must be paid in advance on Parent Pay, dinner money is £11:50 per week per child....................From Tuesday 5th January only Key worker and Vulnerable pupils will be expected to attend school, all other pupils will be learning from home, please take a look at your child's class page for information on how to access the set work, please email the teacher if you have any issues with access...........................