Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Priory Junior School, 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 wellbeing is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

Lead Staff Member
Mrs Keefe is our Senior Mental Health Lead in school.
Mrs Coolbear is part of our Pastoral Support Team in school.


At our school, we: 

  • Help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • Help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • Help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • Promote self-esteem,
  • Celebrate all of the ways children achieve at our school, both inside and outside the classroom
  • Encourage children to be confident and be proud of themselves for who they are
  • Help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
  • Support staff to identify and respond to early warning signs of mental health issues
  • Provide support to staff working with pupils with mental health issues
We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support - To meet the needs of all our pupils  through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. 

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.

Useful Links for Support

A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.

A Cambridgeshire and Peterborough website / service, offering support to parents, children and schools. There is a wealth of information here, including links to other services that support families such as: Ormiston Families, Pinpoint, Cambridge branch of the National Autistic Society, Mind, and more.

Childline - a confidential service for children which can be accessed online or on the phone: or 0800 1111