Cherrywood Community Primary School

Useful information to help support mental health

Here is some information for parents and children's health.

The Little Blue Book of Sunshine - A helpful guide for parents and children to talk about mental health, good and bad and the small things we can all do to manage our mental health.

Children's Mental Health

Hampshire County Council Wellbeing guide for adults.

Mental Health Triage Team.

Strategies to help you when things get tough.

Talk Plus

Suicide Awareness 


As a school we may have situations where we are supporting children who are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self -harm, or have experienced bereavement by suicide. Whilst we have resources to support this and a member of staff trained in dealing with this, some organisations can offer more specialised support . We have listed some of these below:


SHOUT - free, confidential text messaging service. Text HANTS to 85258


HOPELINEUK - 0800 068 4141 or text 07860039967


Samaritans - 116 123

Parental Well-being Advice

Emotional well-being is an important part of looking after ourselves. This often gets forgotten as we try to juggle parenting, work , managing the home and many other responsibilities. However we are better equipped to manage everyday stresses if we have taken some time to check in with ourselves. Now, more than ever we are facing constant stress to manage home schooling, maybe working from home, alongside possible financial worries, caring for relatives, not being able to see family and friends and health concerns during this pandemic. Even taking 5 or 10 minutes for yourself can help us cope with these uncertain times. Some general things to try:


Stick to small daily routines – getting up at your usual time, having breakfast, get dressed.

Spend time in nature every day – whether it’s a daily walk, standing out in a garden or on a balcony.

Call a good friend regularly

Limit news intake – especially near to bedtime

Switch off from social media for a set amount of time every day

Just before bed note down 3 things you are grateful for or 3 good things from that day (these can be enjoying your favourite chocolate bar, having a relaxing bath once the children are in bed, catching up with a good Netflix series).

My Happy Mind

In school, we use "My Happy Mind" to create a positive mental wellbeing culture in which children build resilience, self-esteem, and character. My Happy Mind uses the latest research, science, and technology to help children develop lifelong habits and learn to thrive.