Hartland Primary School

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

"Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” Fred Rogers

At Hartland Primary we place a high importance on the happiness and wellbeing of our children. Research has shown that children's mental health and wellbeing directly impacts on their attainment.  


Our curriculum aims to support children in thinking positively and having high self-esteem.  They are given opportunities to recognise their talents, celebrate each others' differences and understand the importance of being unique. Celebration assembly draws in children's achievements from outside of school.  

Relax Kids

We have a member of staff solely focused on supporting children's mental health and wellbeing through the 'Relax Kids' programme.  We run a lunchtime club based on Relax Kids where any children can choose to take part in mindfulness activities away from the noise of the playground.  We also run individual sessions for identified children, the content of which is informed by pupil voice and questionnaires. 

Progress Through Partnership

We are proud that we have strong links with our parents and community.  We are able to support our families in a variety of ways through collaboration with local charities and groups, such Harbour Food Bank, the Toy Bank and Hartland Parish Council.

Early Help 

When a child/young person/family needs something extra, Early Help is the initial response offered by all services in contact with children, young people and families. This builds an understanding to address extra needs and prevent situations from getting more difficult for children and young people. The aim of Early Help is to build on people's capacity and resources to manage their own dilemmas, resolve their own difficulties and prevent further problems in the future.

If you are concerned about your child's mental health or wellbeing or a member of your family, please contact the office on 01237 441 258, email admin@hartland.devon.sch.uk or have a look at the resources below.

Mental Health Resource

Mental Health Matters

Place 2 Be


Apps to support children's mental health