As a school, we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously. We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and, at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

 At Our School We:

  • help children to better understand their emotions and feelings 
  • help children to feel comfortable with sharing their concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and reassure children that they “count”
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all.

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

Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as nurture groups or support from Mrs Rogers, our Family Support Worker.

We all have times when we have low Mental Wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope.

There are some common life events that may effect you or your child’s Mental Wellbeing:

  • loss or bereavement
  • Loneliness
  • Relationship problems
  • Issues at school
  • Worries about family or friends

Everyone deserves to feel good and there are steps you or your child can take to maintain and improve your Mental Wellbeing:

  • Build positive relationships
  • Take time for yourself
  • Look after your mental health
  • Look after your physical health

What can your child do in school to maintain positive Mental Wellbeing:

  • Be open and talk about your feelings with your friends and teachers
  • Associate yourself with positive people
  • Join an afterschool club
  • Speak to a member of staff
  • Get physically active (a healthy body & mind are closely linked)

Click here to access the Help for Parents Leaflet

Click to use the Mental Health and Well-being support finder

To view our Mental Health and Well-being intent statement click here
To view our Mental Health and Well-being policy click here

Contacts in school:
Family Support Worker, Mrs. Rogers: 
SENCO, Mrs. Brockhurst:


Tillington Manor is extremely fortunate to have ‘The Hive’ staffed by Mrs. Rogers who is our Family Support Worker.

Children visit ‘The Hive’ for a variety of reasons.  Mrs. Rogers offers support for children in our school. Programmes are offered to help children manage their anger or their anxiety, and individual or group sessions are planned to help children to develop their self esteem and self confidence. The room is clearly displayed so that all children and visitors of the school are aware of the purpose and location.

A selection of books relating to sensitive topics are available for use in school or to take home.