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Bridlewood Primary School and Nursery

A place for learning, caring, sharing and growing together

Mental Health and Well Being

Mental Health & Wellbeing information for parents and carers.

We take the emotions and wellbeing of every child seriously.  We believe that the school can help pupils build resilience and support them to be mentally healthy. 

We all have ups and downs in life but in childhood it can be particularly hard to cope with sad feelings and worries that arise when things are hard or scary.  There may be times when your child is unhappy or struggling emotionally.  You may notice that they seem low or worried or that their behaviour changes.  We may notice that they seem withdrawn or upset at school. 

If you are worried about your child’s mental health then you are not alone.  Many parents and carers have similar worries and stresses.  There is good support available from local and national organisations. The sooner you seek help the better for your child and you.

Please use the links below for guidance and support in supporting your child’s mental health and wellbeing.


Local services for children and young people


  • The School  Please talk to us about your concerns, so that we can work together to help your child feel better.  Please speak to your child’s class teacher or Mrs Smedley,


  • Your GP   A GP can check any physical symptoms linked to your child's health and talk with you about their emotional well-being making a referral to a specialist service if necessary. 


Drug and Alcohol Education


Although we don’t often talk about it, experimenting with drugs and alcohol can happen at any time, and sometimes there’s pressure from people around you - even your friends- to try things you might not want to. It might not be clear what to do, or who can help. So here at Bridlewood Primary School we’re working closely with some amazing, friendly people who can provide good information about drugs and alcohol so that you are made fully aware of the dangers that come with them. 


We’ve teamed up with the UK Addiction Treatment Group – these guys are the experts and they’re here to help; they’ll be with Year 6 for a day to interact with them and chat with them about everything to do with drugs, alcohol and their overall mental health and well-being. 


They’ve even written us a really interesting guide which you can read through at any time you like; you can even share it with your parents and talk to them about what you’ve learned. Check out the UKAT student guide to drugs and alcohol for more information.




Bridlewood Mental Health and Well being policy can be found on our policy page