The Sherwood


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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy



At The Sherwood School, we value and aim to promote a healthy mindset and well-being in all our pupils.

As a Mental Health trailblazer school, we are supported by our NHS and outside agencies to promote positive pupil mental health. 


Staff understand and teach our pupils at The Sherwood School that everyone of us has mental health.

Mental Health, just like our physical health needs to be cared for if we are to stay fit and well. We encourage our families to approach staff should they have concerns about their child's mental health or well-being.

Your GP service is available to all parents and carers for significant or urgent Mental Health concerns.


At The Sherwood School, we are proud to have support available to parents and carers who may be concerned about the mental health or well-being of their child. 

In school, we currently have two members of staff, Mrs Hughes and Miss Varchione-Francis, who are trained in Mental Health First Aid and can signpost staff and / or families to support, information and appropriate help where needed. In these situations, we are keen to work in partnership with you. We aim to equip you with information so that you can make the best choice available and support your child.


The Sherwood School has two Emotional Literacy Support Assistants who work with pupils and an Emotional Well-being Practitioner that is available to work with you to support your child's well-being.


Information about support at The Sherwood School, including links to outside agencies, can be found below.

Stay safe, Stay well.


The Public Health England, 'Better Health – Every Mind Matters’ campaign, supporting children and young people’s mental well-being can be found below. 
This campaign is aimed at parents, carers, and young people, and is being delivered in partnership with the NHS. Promoting Better Health - The Every Mind Matters website offers new NHS-approved tips and advice on supporting the mental wellbeing of children and young people.
You can watch the campaign video here and access the main Every Mind Matters portal here
You can also find advice for children and young people here and advice for parents and carers here

Emotional Well-being Practitioners

A parent workshop – Supporting your Child with Anxiety – has been made available to schools via the NHS SWL YouTube channel. Please use the link below to access to this parent workshop presentation. 

The booklet to accompany this workshop can be found above.

For Primary School parents


The following video advice has been made available to share with you from South West London and St Georges NHS Trust.