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Mental Health & Wellbeing

At Arundale Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all our pupils, parents and staff. We understand that everyone experiences challenges in life that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional support in some way. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.  

Minds Matter Leaflet

Useful Websites and Links

Supporting Your Child Returning to School After Lockdown

Supporting Your Child During the Coronavirus Outbreak

A Guide to Self Care - ideas for children to improve their mental health whilst having fun over the summer

Stories to support children in exploring emotions and feelings linked to the coronavirus pandemic

Healthy Eating and Nutrition
Calming Activities, Mindfulness, Breathing, Yoga Videos and more...
Apps for Wellbeing and Mental Health

10 keys to healthier living

How to get up and go when you're feeling low

Children's happiness and wellbeing book list

Dragonfly Impact

Dragonfly Impact work with young people, parents, carers and schools, to equip the next generation with the tools to thrive in the modern world – helping prepare them for adulthood.  With a unique combination of substantial classroom experience and an array of credible qualifications, they get results. And what’s more, they're committed to ongoing learning as theories and perspectives change.    



Telephone Helplines


Families in Mind - a new service operated by Tameside, Oldham and Glossop MIND charity. Call 0161 330 9223

A new mental health and wellbeing service available to families to work through issues and problems.



Samaritans - Call 116 123 or email (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

If you need to talk to someone, the Samaritans can help- they offer emotional support and a listening ear 25 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a freephone number that can even be called from a mobile that has no credit. Your call will not appear on the phone bill.


Childline - Call 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.


NSPCC Helpline - Call 0808 800 5000 or email

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.


CALM Helpline - Call 0800 58 58 58

Confidential support for men, 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight, free


Tameside Domestic Abuse Helpline - Call 0161 636 7525 10am to 4pm

Free, confidential, 24 hour helpline 0808 2000 247


Women's Aid - Live Chat

Information and support for women  experiencing domestic violence


Tameside Council Community Coronavirus Support

You can request help with deliveries of food and other essentials as well as support with loneliness and wellbeing. Call - 0161 342 8355,-support-an


Citizens Advice Tameside

Providing advice on issues such as debt management and welfare benefits, housing, immigration and asylum, employment, consumer complaints and landlord-tenant disputes.

Due to increased demand for this service Citizens Advice advice people to use the website first.

Call 0300 330 9076


Mosaic family Support - Call 01258 837071

Supporting bereaved children


Winston's Wish - Call 08088 020021

Supports bereaved children, young people and their families