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Chalkwell Hall

Infant School

Mental Health and Wellbeing


At Chalkwell Hall Infants we have your child’s wellbeing high on our agenda. We achieved the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Award because we ensure that your child’s mental health and wellbeing is understood, supported and nourished

If you are concerned about your child's wellbeing or mental health please come and see us. You can talk to your child's teacher, Mrs Graham - our Family Liaison Officer, Ms Milbank - the DSL, or any member of our senior team.




As a school we:

  • Are completing the Wellbeing Award for Schools
  • Deliver a high quality PSHE (including Relationship and Health Education) curriculum
  • Deliver responsive 'Teacher TIme,  circle and wellbeing times unique to the needs of the children
  • Are part of the Southend Wellbeing Campaign
  • Are part of the Children's Health Project
  • Strive to be a Mentally Healthy School
  • Deliver ‘Embers the Dragon’ emotional wellbeing programme
  • Have a dedicated Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing policy
  • Have dedicated, trained staff to support your child’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Have a staff wellbeing package of support 
  • Have a 'Change Team' of staff, parents and governors committed to supporting positive change in order to promote the wellbeing and mental health of the children and adults in school. 


Through this we aim to:

  • Help children to understand their emotions and feelings 
  • Help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • Help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • Promote self-esteem 
  • Encourage children to be confident and 'reach for the stars’
  • Help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
  • Support the wellbeing and mental health of the adults in school  


We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support - to meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum, including our PSHE curriculum, circle times and soft starts.

Additional Support - for those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.

Targeted Support - for pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions.