Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Lydlynch Infant School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We have a supportive and caring ethos where children and adults are respectful and kind, and where each individual and contribution is valued.


We have a Mental Health and Wellbeing Team: Mrs Millington (Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader) and Mrs Catton (ELSA).


At our school, we understand that everyone can experience challenges in life that can make us vulnerable and, at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that we all have a role to play.


At Lydlynch we:

· help children to understand their emotions and feelings better.

· help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries.

· help children socially to form and maintain relationships.

· promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count.

· encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’.

· help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.


We provide opportunities for children to look after their mental health and well-being and also promote confidence and responsibility:

  • Celebration Assemblies – each Friday, children are celebrated in front of the school and their parents/carers for achieving the most Dojo Points or for achieving the Learning Value award in their class for that week
  • Dojo Points - children collect individual and class Dojo Points for demonstrating these qualities:                           Being kind   Being a team player   Being the best I can be   Being Responsible   Being ready              The children collectively gather points to receive a class reward at the end of each half term
  • School Council - we have School Councillors from each class who meet with Mrs Allwright to discuss and make decisions about a variety of things important to the children and the school
  • Kindness Cafe – once a month, a child from each class is chosen to have a special treat of a drink and a biscuit with Mrs Millington and Mrs Catton. The children are chosen for their kindness and helpfulness to others
  • Play Leaders – Year 1&2 children support Year 1 children during morning play for Year R and KS1
  • Proud Awards – these certificates are awarded by staff to children who have made them feel proud.
  • Rise and Shine - children are selected to join the Rise and Shine club every Wednesday 8:40-9am with Mrs Millington. children change each half term and have an opportunity to have some toast and a chat with friends before going into class.