Monksdown Primary School

Monksdown Primary School



Monksdown Primary School take a whole school approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing and are dedicated to ensuring that Monksdown children leave school with the best possible outcomes, having good emotional, physical and mental health to secure a bright future.

‘Mental health is defined as a state of wellbeing in which every individual recognises 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 his or her own community.’                                                                               World Health Organisation, August 2014

Liverpool’s Whole School Approach – Liverpool CAMHS

Our core values of :  Respectful, Resourceful, Resilient  and Responsible help us to grow as a family of learners and shapes our values for the wider world and  future aspirations.

 Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

See the source image

5 steps to mental wellbeing – NHS (

5 ways to wellbeing poster (2).pdf

wellbeing booklet (

Pupil Voice   Take a look at what our children have to say about Mental Health and Wellbeing

and how the process began.



We want our Year 6 children to have a great Transition to High school:

Transition Livestream Events 

Year 6 transition livestream events are taking place on the following dates. These free hour-long interactive virtual sessions will be hosted in 2 primary schools and 2 secondary schools this year. The sessions will be streamed through YouTube and via Zoom to allow access for all. lease sign up using the links below: 

Year 6 transition livestream option A, Tuesday 14th June, 10:00-11:00 

Year 6 transition livestream option B, Thursday 16th June, 13:00-14:00 

Mental Health Awareness week is 9th – 15th May. There are lots of activities you can join in with to improve your Mental wellbeing.

Loneliness is about feeling disconnected from the people around you to the point it affects your mental wellbeing.

You can feel it in a crowd of friends or by yourself.

Tips if you are feeling lonely:

  • Reach out and talk about it with someone – a friend, or family member, or you can speak to someone anonymously and in confidence at Kooth
  • Be kind to yourself – give yourself a break and do something you love
  • Connect with your community – join a club or volunteer at a local community group, or you can join one of YPAS Groups 
  • Try not to compare yourself with others.

More help available:    Click here


Loneliness Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Loneliness Posters

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families      


Mental Health Support Team : Click here

Mental Health Support Team : Polish: Click here

Mental Health Support Team : Urdu: Click here






Past events


PAS, LLP & the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) are running a virtual coffee event for parents/carers of children in primary school on 6th April 10:00-11:30. This is an opportunity for parents to discuss any general concerns they may have around their child’s wellbeing and learn about the support available through the local CAMHS partnership.  

As we are close to SATs there will be a focus around managing worry around schoolwork and tests. 

Parents/carers can sign up for this free event using the following link: 

The MHST have developed a leaflet for schools to share with any families that they want to refer to the teams.  



Children’s Mental Health Week – 7.2.21 – 13.2.21

The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Growing Together.

Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.

As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. Check out some  free resources for families below.

Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Articles


The MYA RAISE Team will be returning with their XPRESS YOURSELF Live sessions. Five live sessions will go ahead across the week for Key Stage one, Key StageTwo,  special schools. There’s a resource pack for secondary schools and Early Years.

The sessions and resources will be ‘tree-themed’ exploring how we grow together using evidence-based practice from; the formulation tree, tree of life narrative work, blob trees, post-traumatic growth research and more. Each session will be fun and interactive, followed by an activity for the children and young people to complete in the lesson.

In school our Wellbeing Warriors from the Pupil Learning council have organised  packs for  each class of some of their favourite Mindfulness activities .  Click here to try at home.

Below are some helpful websites to keep our Body and Mind Healthy:

 GoPlay (

8 tips for healthy eating – NHS (

Lunchbox ideas and recipes – Healthier Families – NHS (

Mindful Breathing Exercise – YouTube


Stories read by EYFS staff for Children’s Mental Health Week 

Mrs Thornton – Ruby’s Worry:

Miss Richardson – The Colour Monster:

Mrs Balmer – The Worrysaurus:

Miss Wright – The Lion Inside:

Awa – reading a story in French:

Miss Hodgson – I am Enough:

Wellbeing Remote Learning 


Wellbeing KS2 25.1.21 PDF

Wellbeing EYFS-KS1 18.1.21

Wellbeing KS2 18.1.21

Wellbeing EYFS – KS1 11.1.21

Wellbeing KS2 11.1.21

Wellbeing Whole School 1.2.21 PDF

Wellbeing EYFS-KS1 8.2.21 PDF1

Wellbeing KS2 8.2.21 PDF1

Wellbeing EYFS-KS1 22.2.21 PDF

Wellbeing KS2 22.2.21 PDF

Wellbeing EYFS-KS1 1.3.21 PDF

Wellbeing KS2 1.3.21 PDF

Wellbeing 8.3.21 PDF

Wellbeing 15.3.21

Wellbeing 22.3.21

Wellbeing 12.4.21

Wellbeing 19.4.21


Useful Information 

A guide to looking after yourself and others during Covid – 19

Coronavirus – A book for children

Dave the dog is worried about Coronavirus