Wellbeing at Ottery St Mary Primary

We are sharing our approach to pupil wellbeing with parents and carers in order that the school and home can have a joined up approach to supporting our children. Wellbeing is also addressed as a whole class within regular circle time and PSHE sessions. 

For children that display ongoing or more persistent anxieties, we have alternative approaches which may be of benefit and we will continue to work with other services around this.

Our Wellbeing Handbook resource explains the steps we take in school and the key messages we share with children. It also details some examples of particular anxieties related to the return to school in September and suggested strategies to support children at home.

Also included in this document is a list of suggested titles for further reading and a list of recommended websites for further support. 

Further resources and worksheets 


…talking openly about mental health issues is an effective means of breaking down any associated stigma. The emphasis should always be on developing the pupils’ knowledge, understanding, skills, language and confidence to seek support, as needed, for themselves or others. 

from the PSHE Association: Teaching about mental health and wellbeing