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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

At Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School we are having a whole school focus on HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND.

Children, families and staff - everyone.



What we do in school to support the mental health and emotional well-being of our children...


We will use this section of our website to share ideas, signpost you to services and to raise awareness of what good mental health looks like - for adults and for children.

As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.


Because good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially and learn new skills. Additionally, good friends and encouraging words from adults are all important for helping children develop self confidence, high self-esteem, and a healthy emotional outlook on life.

The impact and experience of the past 2 years has been difficult for us all. That’s why it’s so important to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and the mental health of our children.


Better Health - Every Mind Matters have launched a campaign to support the nation’s mental wellbeing, showing the little things we can all do and how these can make a big difference; helping us to lead happier, healthier lives and cope with life’s challenges.


At the heart of the campaign is the free, NHS-approved Mind Plan. By answering five simple questions online, adults will get a personalised mental health action plan with practical tips for helping deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, sleep better, and feel more in control.

Search Every Mind Matters to see what works for you.

Mrs Delbridge has completed her training to be our school's Senior Mental Health Lead.

You can contact Mrs Delbridge by phoning school on 0115 930 2064 OR popping to the office and making an appointment OR emailing on


There are some great ideas linked to Children's Mental Health Week which you can access with your child anytime.

Useful websites to visit with your child


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 Our lovely school displays focusing on feelings and emotions all term through assemblies , PSHE , our Jigsaw programme and whole school corridor boards...