Pupil Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Braeside School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing for our whole school community. We recognise that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable at times, and may need additional emotional support. Our aim as a school is to ensure that our pupils are supported, and are able to access help when they need it.

On this page, you will find a variety of services that offer support.

What we do

We teach all pupils from a young age the importance of mental health through a series of PHSE lessons. The scheme enables us to teach about mental health within the curriculum.

Our staff are well equipped to assist and look out for the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils.

Helpful services, websites and resources:

BBC Five steps to help with children’s wellbeing https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/five-ways-to-help-childrens-wellbeing/zfb2d6f// 
Young Minds has a resource library full of useful toolkits, publications, reports and policy information about children and young people’s mental health https://youngminds.org.uk/ 
Daily Mile provides lots of information about how physical activity and being outdoors can improve health and well-being. https://thedailymile.co.uk/ 
The app by Action for Happiness is like having a little personal action coach in your pocket who; Gives you friendly ‘nudges’ with an action idea each day; sends you inspiring messages to give you a boost and; helps you connect & share ideas with like-minded people

Download on the app store or Google Play


The Good Grief Trust offers useful information, helplines, advice and encouraging stories from others to help those suffering from bereavement. Home – The Good Grief Trust

The young minds crisis messenger service provides free, 24/7 mental health crisis support across the UK. If you feel like you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, text YM to 85258. The servce is free and anonymous, however if you feel you are at immediate risk of harm they may share your details with people who can provide support.

Who can you talk to?


Mental Health and Wellbeing Tips

Downloadable resources