St. Leonard's CEP Academy

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it" Proverb 22:6

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Services used in school:

Me and My Mind: Me and My Mind is a service we offer children in KS2 here at St Leonards, which offers 1:1 or group counselling to children experiencing low to moderate level low mood and anxiety.

If you are concerned about your child and would like to discuss any wellbeing/mental health concerns, please contact Miss Knight (Assistant Head teacher and Wellbeing lead).


School counsellors: We currently have two school counsellors, who see children on a 1:1 basis for a series of sessions. Some of these sessions may involve activities such as ‘Drawing and Talking’, which uses Art as a way of working through problems.



During this time, we are aware there have been lots of changes for families especially in routines. We all cope with situations in different ways. These websites are signposted to support you and your child/ren, please ring the school if you feel that we can support you in any further way.



Please click on the following links:

Open for Parents

Action for Children

Mind (for better mental health)

NSPCC (mental health and parenting)

Young Minds



Mentally Healthy Schools

Mental Health Foundation

CZone (supporting pupils with special educational needs)

Anna Freud Centre (helping children and young people to manage anxiety)

Government guidance on mental health and wellbeing

Government guidance on supporting young people's mental health and wellbeing



Information to help support children and their understanding of COVID-19 and social distancing.

Books and activities:

Childline Calm Zone

Wellbeing Journal for Kids (Outside the box) - mainly aimed at KS2 

Rain Before Rainbows – a book to inspire hope from Walker Books & Save the Children 

Corona Virus: a book for children

Everybody Worries: by John Burgerman - picture book for children that are worried about Coronavirus

The Book of Hopes: words and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in lockdown (with contributions from more than 100 children’s writers and illustrators) - edited by Elizabeth Rundell

Social distancing resources:

Time to Come in Bear: a story about social distancing - written by Kim St. Lawrence read by Ryan St. Lawrence

How to explain Social Distancing to Kids: KiwiCo

While we can't hug

Grover (from Sesame Street) and Social Distancing

Explaining Social Distancing to Children: meet the helpers

How to wash your Hands song: NHS

For further help and support: