Hallcroft Infant And Nursery School

Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health


At Hallcroft Infants and Nursery School we value the importance of supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of our pupils, parents and staff.  We understand the importance of children feeling emotionally secure and being able to understand and articulate their emotions.

To develop our understanding and knowledge of support strategies for mental health and emotional well-being we have worked with Nottinghamshire County Council to develop the role of Mental Health Lead at Hallcroft.  Through this we have gained access to the NottAlone website which can be accessed by our families to help to support young people and carers with their mental health and emotional well-being needs.  Please click on the picture below for a direct link to the website.

To support our pupils in developing their emotional well-being and helping them to develop resilience we follow the PSHE Jigsaw Curriculum throughout school.  In addition to this we have also developed our emotional literacy vocabulary progression.  This allows us to support our pupils in being able to understand and discuss their feelings in more in depth ways as they move through school.  Please click on the picture below for more information.

To help our children learn to regulate their emotions we use Take 5 throughout school. This gives our children the time and space to become calm and ready to learn. The programme also equips the children with the skills needed to mange their own emotional well-being both in and out of school.  Please click on the picture below for more information.

If individual pupils need a little more support with understanding, regulating and articulating their feelings, we work in partnership with "Think Children", who offer weekly 1:1 sessions for designated children in school.

Through our local Hallcroft Children's Centre, parents and carers can access support through courses such as 1,2,3 Magic, which helps parents to manage challenging behaviour at home.  To contact Hallcroft Children's Centre click on the image below, or pop into the centre which is located directly next to our school.

Please click on the links below to access other useful websites to support Mental Health and Emotional-Wellbeing for adults and young people.