Tansley Primary School

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Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

At Tansley Primary School we are committed to supporting the emotional health and well being of our pupils and staff.

We are a SMILERS school


We know that everyone experiences life changes and challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times anyone may need additional emotional support.


In our school we:

  • Help our children understand their emotions and feelings better
  • Help children to feel comfortable to share their concerns and worries
  • Encourage the children to be confident
  • Help the children to socially form and maintain relationships
  • Promote self-esteem and ensure the children know that they count
  • Help the children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks


Tansley Primary School offers different levels of support,

Universal support - to meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum.

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

Targeted support - for pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific interventions such as well-being groups or personal mentors.


If you  have any worries or concerns about your child's emotional well-being please contact Mrs. Barker on

Tansley Worry Box

Life can sometimes be tricky and it can make you feel sad, lonely, worried, nervous and all sorts of other emotions. This can happen to anyone at any time!! We want to help you with any worries you have so please come and talk to us! It is OK to be worried about things and often the more you talk about a worry the smaller it will get! If you have a worry big or small you can send a message through the Tansley Worry Box. Your message will be sent to Mrs Pearson or Mrs Goodwin who are here to help you if something is worrying you. They look after the Worry Box and can help you by speaking quietly to you and your teachers to make sure you feel happy again. Please drop your message into the Worry Box using the text box below, to help us please don't forget to write your name and your class. Please just use the Worry Box for worries, it is not a chatter box! Remember we all have worries at some point and some of us worry more than others. The Worry Box is here to help you as often or as little as you need.

Talking Mental Health

Talking Mental Health is an animation designed to help begin conversations about mental health in the classroom and beyond.

Support and wellbeing during school closure

During this time that school is closed it is important to pay attention to our own wellbeing and that of those around us.  You might be feeling overwhelmed, sad, or confused about the outbreak of coronavirus and feel worried about yourself, or your family and friends.


This is completely normal – things keep changing as we learn more about the virus, schools have closed, and people are now self-isolating to protect themselves and others.

SMILERS - Looking After the Planet and Ourselves

Our Year 4, 5 and 6 have been trained as Anti-Stigma Ambassadors. Have a look at the pictures which they produced and shared in assembly. 18.01.22

How to help your wellbeing

To maintain your wellbeing, it's important to keep talking and to keep mentally and physically active. There are also a number of very useful apps and online resources for you and your child, these are just a guide.

Recommended apps and websites are:

Samaritans - 116 123 (free, 24 hours)

Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline - 0800 028 0077

Talking Mental Health Derbyshire - 0300 123 0542

Childline- 0800 1111

Mind- 0300 123 3393

Support Line-- 0808 808 4994

Shout Text Support - 85258

Wellbeing Wishes Tree October 2021

Empathy Day 2021

Wellbeing Nature Frames