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Bishop's Waltham Junior School

Enjoy, Learn & Achieve Together


What is ELSA?

What is FEIPS?


Mental wellbeing describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. At Bishop’s Waltham Junior School, we believe that supporting wellbeing is paramount to help children thrive at school, not only academically but also socially.

Our mental wellbeing is dynamic. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year. This is true for adults and children alike.

If children have good mental wellbeing, they are able to:

  • feel relatively confident and have positive self-esteem
  • feel and express a range of emotions
  • build and maintain good relationships with others
  • feel engaged with the world around them
  • live and work productively
  • cope with the stresses of daily life
  • adapt and manage in times of change and uncertainty



Children are all different and what affects one child’s wellbeing may not affect another. Every child deserves to feel good and there are steps that can be taken to maintain positive wellbeing – physically and mentally.

At BWJS, we recognise the importance of working together to help support your child’s wellbeing and mental health. As a tool for parents, we have put together a list of useful websites which you may like to use to help gain a better understanding of what wellbeing is and how to help support your child’s wellbeing and mental health throughout different stages of their lives:


General information and support about mental health and wellbeing


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

With over 60 years’ experience in mental health care, this website provides information and support for parents who have children experiencing depression, have been affected by a traumatic event and children struggling with separation or divorce


CAMHS workshops for parents

This website provides workshops at various times throughout the year for parents to help support their child’s wellbeing and mental health


Young Minds

Provides a wealth of information about young people’s mental health, including practical tips to help support young people’s wellbeing
Free parents’ helpline for any aspect of children’s mental health: 0808 802 5544



Provides advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. There is a good section which provides advice for parents experiencing mental health problems and how they can support their children throughout this time


NHS apps library

A variety of apps which can be downloaded onto your phone to support with a variety of wellbeing and mental health needs for children


Although predominantly for children to use, there is some excellent advice for parents about a variety of wellbeing and mental health needs


Support for children experiencing anxiety and depression


Anxiety in children

Information about the signs and symptoms of anxiety in children and how parents can help to support their child if they are experiencing anxiety


Depression in children

Information about the signs and symptoms of depression in children and how parents can help to support their child if they are experiencing symptoms of depression


Support for families affected by cancer or a life threatening condition


Cancer research

Support for children who have a parent diagnosed with cancer


We Hear You (WHY) provides a free professional counselling service for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer or another life threatening condition 


Support for families affected by bullying 


Bullying support for families

Advice for families on how to cope with bullying, including cyber bullying


Support for children affected by bereavement

Hope again

This is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place for young people to learn from each other about how to cope with grief and feel less alone


Support for children affected by separation and divorce


Information to support parents and children through separation and divorce


Support for Young Carers

Young Carers

Information and support for young carers about looking after their mental health and wellbeing


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me using the following email address: miss.pearmain@bwjsapps.co.uk