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Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing


The World Health Organization (WHO) definition of mental health is:

'A state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

Mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life. On this basis, the promotion, protection and restoration of mental health can be regarded as a vital concern of individuals, communities and societies throughout the world.'


At The Hall School we promote positive mental health in a variety of ways. This includes the knowledge and learning within our curriculum alongside our assembly programme, our extra-curricular activities and curriculum enrichment. It is also achieved via positive relationships between adults and children and between the children. Please do talk to us if you have any concerns about your child's mental health. We aim to support children in a variety of ways if they extra help. Working in partnership with parents and carers is essential. Where necessary, we involve outside agencies and professionals. 

At the Hall School the Senior Mental Health Lead is Mrs R Handford. 

There are links below for further resources.

Mental Health and Getting Support


The Let’s Talk - Wellbeing service offers a range of talking therapies for common mental health problems including depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma and stress. The support available includes one to one sessions via telephone or video conferencing with a therapist, online support through the dedicated digital platform Silvercloud which can be used at any time on any device, and online videos and interactive webinars covering different topics such as stress control, anxiety management and self-care.

The service now also has one phone number to cover the City, County and Rutland making referrals even easier. Open the document below to access the phone number you can call.


NHS wellbeing support line

Please use the attachment below which details a text messaging service available to parents. 'Chat Health' and 'Chat Autism' is a confidential and secure text message service run by the NHS. 

NHS Text message support service

School Nurse Service

The School Nurse Service has greater capacity this year to support primary school children and families on a range of wellbeing and health issues. These could include:


  • Toileting
  • Diet, nutrition and healthy eating
  • Behaviour
  • Sleep
  • Emotional health and well-being support


We often find parents feel isolated when dealing with challenges with their children at home and may feel like other families are not experiencing the same issues. More often than not, you will find that there are many people finding things a challenge. We would always encourage you to reach out and share with us so that we can try and find a way forward. Where appropriate, we can make a referral to the School Nurse Service. You can also contact the School Nurse Service yourself. They have a digital offer alongside support in the home. Raising children certainly brings the biggest challenges along with the greatest rewards! See the website and the posters below.

Supporting children with anxiety: a toolkit for parents

Separation anxiety: tips for parents

Please also see the attached advice from the Young Minds charity to support parents with their children.

Support for Children


Some children may feel worried or anxious at different points in their life about what is happening and any changes that they are dealing with. Childline have produced some resources specifically for children who are feeling worried, anxious or sad.

Mental health support online for children

Reading Well Scheme. The Leicestershire library service has a selection of books to support wellbeing.

Supporting Children with Bereavement and Loss - Leicestershire Educational Psychology Service