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Mental Health and Well-Being

At Great Milton C of E Primary School we take the mental health of our school community very seriously.  We aim to provide our children with many skills to support their mental health as they grow, develop and experience different situations at primary school and at home.  We support this emotional growth through stories, assemblies, circle times, Forest School sessions and dedicated PSHE lessons and teaching through our carefully selected school values.


We support mental health charities through fundraising events across the year. As a school we have invested in a fantastic scheme called SCARF.  This programme is centred on a values-based and 'Growth Mindset' approach, which promotes positive behaviour: Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship (SCARF).  More than just a PSHE scheme of work, SCARF supports great learning every day.


We have added some information, advice, activities and stories for you to share and support you and your child and wider family with their mental health, particularly during this uncertain time but useful at any time.

Captain Tom's 100 Challenge

Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Captain Tom's 100 Challenge


On 6 April 2020, Captain Tom Moore set out round his garden to thank our NHS heroes. One hundred laps later, he’d raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. His simple message of hope, 'Tomorrow will be a good day', inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic. Now it’s your turn to build on that legacy. Friday 30 April would have been his 101st birthday and to honour him and his amazing achievements, The Captain Tom Foundation would love everyone, of all ages and abilities, to take part in the Captain Tom 100.


How will you take part? What talent will you show? Take a look at the link below.

Conker The Chameleon

Children's Mental Health Week Virtual Assembly | BAFTA Kids

To launch Children's Mental Health Week 2021, watch a Virtual Assembly from BAFTA, Place2Be and Oak National Academy on the theme, 'Express Yourself'.

The Mulberries' Tips For Life in Difficult Times

The Mulberries offer some tips to help your family get through the Coronavirus crisis.

Here is a range of activities and clips linked to mindfulness, recognising emotions and feelings!

The Colour Monster - Read by Sherry

A lovely story that encourages children to recognise their feelings.

Ruby's Worry

A fantastic picture book for children to help address their worries.

Ravi's Roar by Tom Percival

.A super picture book that addresses feelings of being cross.

The Invisible Suitcase | Child Bereavement UK

A short animated film to help children, young people and adults understand grief and how to manage it.

Breathing Exercises

Some great ideas to support mindful breathing exercises.

5 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids 🌟😊

Here are five easy and practical mindfulness techniques children from the age of 5+ can use to self-regulate, calm down, tune into their listening and sharpen concentration.

What is 'mindfulness' and how do you do it? (Zen Den) | Cosmic Kids

Cosmic Kids teaches you what mindfulness is and how to do it! 🌈 Watch our videos ad-free on the Cosmic Kids app:⭐