Monksdown Primary School

Monksdown Primary School

Wellbeing at Monksdown


‘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

In order for children to feel safe and happy a clear policy to behaviour including anti-bullying is in place.


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.

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5 steps to mental wellbeing – NHS

5 ways to wellbeing poster

wellbeing booklet


Place2Be will be in school on a Thursday and Friday to support our children with their Mental Health needs 

Our in-school support works collectively with pupils, families and school staff to help your school community cope with Mental Health challenges.

  • Place2Talk – pupils book appointments with a Place2Be counsellor to talk about problems and worries
  • One-to-one counselling – weekly counselling using talking, creative work, and play to support pupils who are struggling
  • Group work – therapeutic groups exploring issues like friendship, self-esteem, transition and bullying

Parent info leaflet – Primary DIGI

Place 2 be letter to parents

Coming up……..


See the source imageKeep active during the Half term 



Mental Health Awareness Week was a great success and children flourished during lots of great activities, Monksdown children also saw the launch of Wellbeing Wednesday- a short time planned into the day to do just something we love- together.




Mental Health Awareness Week happens every year, and it’s the biggest opportunity for the whole of the UK to come together to focus on getting good mental health. The week aims to tackle stigma and help people understand and prioritise their and others’ mental health.             

Each May, millions of people from every part of society take part across the whole of the UK. They include people in schools and further education; private, public and charity sectors; families and individuals. The UK and national governments, celebrities and many others continue to actively support the week.     

The theme this year is Anxiety and what you can do to prevent it.

Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.                                                          Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety, including exam pressures, relationships, starting a new job (or losing one) or other big life events. We can also get anxious when it comes to things to do with friendship, money and not being able to meet our basic needs, like heating our home or buying food.


This year we would like children from Years 5 and 6 to complete the OxWell survey.

1. Information Sheet for Parents (Letter to Parents) – OxWell 2023

2. Infographic – for Parents or Students


We will be celebrating Mental Health week at Monksdown by taking part in great activities throughout the week, to help us to understand and improve our mental health needs.


Coming up….




If you feel you need the Crisis Team :


The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year.

The theme of 2022’s World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.

World Mental Health Day | Mental Health Foundation

For over 70 years, we’ve been working to make sure that mental health is treated on a par with physical health. Mental health problems exist in our lives, families, workplaces and communities, impacting everyone. We need to do as much as possible to prevent mental ill-health – as individuals and as a society. We will continue to call on national and local government to prioritise reducing the factors known to pose a risk to people’s mental health, enhancing those known to protect it and creating the conditions needed for people to thrive.

World Mental Health Day is also a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.

Mental health is essential to our overall well-being and as important as physical health. When we feel mentally well, we can work productively, enjoy our free time, and contribute actively to our communities.

Depression- Don’t be alone

Never to Young to speak about Mental Health

If this speaks to you, speak to Mind 

Sometimes, finding the words to say how we feel is tough. You can feel like you’re talking another language – no one else understands. But we do.

That’s why, this World Mental Health Day, we want to show the different ways people talk about their experiences.


Schools across Liverpool will be educating children on Mental Health and how to protect their own Mental Health.


MYA will be running two Livestream events, one for KS1 and one for KS2, to celebrate World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October. 


We  are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and offer our heartfelt condolences to the whole royal family at this extremely sad time.

The death of a prominent figure can raise questions from young people that you might find difficult to answer. Coverage of the death of the Queen will be everywhere, and for bereaved children and young people this can bring up their grief.

Here you can find our advice on explaining death to a child and talking to them about the Queen’s death. We’ve also shared advice on looking after yourself when a public figure died and remembering someone.Winston’s Wish provides support for grieving children, young people (up to 25) and adults supporting them.                                                                                                                                                      Please call our Freephone Helpline team on 08088 020 021 or email       

 Winston’s Wish: Supporting Young people with grief.

Children in grief.




Pupil Voice   

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

and how the process began. 




Senior mental health lead from Kath Thompson – LLP on Vimeo.



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

9-15 May 2022 – Loneliness    Click here

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:


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

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.