Wellbeing & Mental Health

Wellbeing & Mental Health

We hope the following links and resources will help you and your family.

Optimistic October Calendar – October 2023
Emotionally Based School Avoidance Parent Toolkit – September 2023
Mindful March Calendar – March 2023
Practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and manage behaviour – November 2021
Digital Wellbeing Guide, February 2021
7 ways to support children and young people who are worried
DSPL communication for Parents/Carers
Information from Domestic Abuse Partnership
Free EBook: ‘Everybody Worries’ by Jon Burgerman
Young Minds
Healthy Young Minds
Anna Freud Mental Health booklet
Dacorum Family Services Info Poster
DSPL Mindfulness leaflet
Mental Health for Parents leaflet
Mental Health for Young People leaflet

Returning to School

Going back to school
Why is school different?
Social distancing at school

Resources by Dr Kathy Weston

Your feelings and achievements whilst you’ve been at home
75 goals for Primary age children to strive for during the current crisis

Sensory Sensitivities and Emotional Regulation

Autism Educational Trust

5 point card
Blank rating scale
First aid for feelings
Pocket scales
Sensory activities
Social distancing
Emotion thermometer
Strategies to address need
Zones of Regulation
Five Ways to Wellbeing diagram


If you have suffered a bereavement and feel that school can support, please do contact us.

Coronavirus Bereavement – an NHS guide for Parents & Carers
Coronavirus Bereavement – an NHS guide for teenagers
Coronavirus Bereavement – an NHS guide for adults
Grief Support
NHS bereavement support
Winston’s Wish

Books to support Bereavement

Dogger – gentle intro to discussion for very young children
Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley (particularly useful if an older person has died).
Michael Rosen’s Sad Book
Tattybogle by Sandra Ann Horn
Muddles, Puddles & Sunshine by Winstons Wish – is an activity book.
Vicky Angel by Jaqueline Wilson (a friend’s death,  for older children)