What is Mental Health and Wellbeing?
Mental Health refers to your emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. Your mental health can change on a daily basis and over time, and can be affected by a range of factors. It's important to look after your mental health, as you would look after your physical health. 
Outside Agencies
At Lockwood Primary we work closely with outside agencies, including TEWV 'Getting Help' support to ensure the very best provision for our children and their families as needed. Our comprehensive PSHE, SEMH and Wellbeing curriculum embeds our resilience approach aimed at building mental strength and resilience in preparation for life in the wider world.
Headstarters- Mental Health Champions
As part of the Headstart Project, our Year 5 children have been trained as Headstarter Mental Health Champions and have achieved the bronze and Silver Award. We are now working towards our Gold award as our Champions set about training the future champions!  Supporting our Headstart mission, we also have a Headstart Hub drop in on a  lunchtime and an ever-popular Wellbeing After School Club. Our Active Play Leaders are out every lunchtime supporting children in their play as they lead a range of sports and traditional playtime games. Indeed, Mental health is valued greatly by our whole school family and we relish the opportunity to celebrate mental Wellbeing and resilience through events such as World Mental Health Day and so much more!
Scroll down this page to find links and information regarding mental health support services and advice.
For further information about our SEMH and PSHE curriculum, see the relevant curriculum links via our website. 
Mental Health and Wellbeing lead: Mrs Cheryl Walker 

Directory of services to support Mental Health and Wellbeing

Click on the links for further advice and support.

What to do in a mental health crisis - Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust (

What to do in a mental health crisis - Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust

Information for adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Please get in touch if you are in a crisis. We are here for you. Call us.

World Mental Health Day - Mind

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is on 10 October 2023. Find out how to get take part and raise awareness of mental health.

Parents and Carers | Advice and Guidance | Anna Freud Centre

Parents and Carers | Advice and Guidance | Anna Freud Centre

Advice and guidance for parents and carers to help them support a child or a young person experiencing poor mental health or wellbeing.

How to support your child's mental health – Place2Be

How to support your child's mental health – Place2Be

Place2Be works with schools to help parents support their child’s mental health and improve their emotional wellbeing.

Supporting your child's mental health | Barnardo's (

Youth Wellbeing Directory (

Signs That a Child Is Suffering From Mental Health Issues | NSPCC

YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

Home - Kooth

Promoting the Five ways to Wellbeing at Home

It's never too early to start learning about good emotional health and wellbeing.

It's really important to find, and practice, positive ways of thinking as they can help you through life's ups and downs.

There are some simple things that everyone can do that can help boost moods and keep you happy. They're easy to do and don't have to cost a penny.

They're known as the 5 ways to wellbeing and they are:

  • keep active
  • take notice
  • connect
  • keep learning
  • give

Primary aged children

Here are some ideas of how you can fit the 5 ways into everyday life for primary school children aged 5 to 11.

Keep active

  • dance to your favourite song
  • walk a dog
  • hula hoop
  • join a sports team
  • play a game in the playground
  • walk or cycle to school
  • help in the garden
  • run a race with friends
  • make up your own sport

Take notice

  • look what you can see out of your window and how it changes
  • paint or draw a picture of what you've seen today
  • think about how you are feeling today
  • listen to the sounds of nature like the wind and rain
  • play I spy
  • notice how your friends or family are feeling today


  • talk to your friends and family
  • help a friend or neighbour
  • eat a meal with your family
  • make a new friend
  • say hello
  • bake some cakes and share them

Keep learning

  • learn a new word each day
  • visit a museum or art gallery
  • try out a musical instrument
  • do a word search
  • try a new food
  • learn to cook a new recipe
  • study an animal or bug
  • visit a new place
  • write a story or song


  • smile and say thank you
  • make a homemade present or card for no reason
  • hold a door open for someone
  • give someone you love a hug
  • send your old toys to a charity shop
  • share with others
  • help around the house - wash the dishes or do some dusting
  • listen to someone else and how they are feeling

You can also find out more about emotional health and wellbeing here:

Improving children’s mental health in schools – Place2Be

YoungMinds - children and young people's mental health charity

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families


See our '5 ways to wellbeing – family guide' attached to this page for ideas as to fun activities to encourage children and adults to engage in the 5 ways to wellbeing.