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What is wellbeing?

Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.

At Hutton Henry CE Primary School we believe the wellbeing of our children should be at the centre of everything we do.

What is mental health?

Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioural, and emotional wellbeing – it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. Mental health can affect daily life, relationships, and even physical health. Mental health also includes a person’s ability to enjoy life – to attain a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.

We offer a range of support in school and work with external agencies when needed in order to support our children and help them to be ready to learn.

Talking mental health with children in primary school

Designated staff at Hutton Henry CE Primary School

Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health and Wellbeing – Mrs S Gibbins

SENCO – Mrs S Gibbins

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs S Gibbins     Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Mrs S. Harrison

How can you support mental health and wellbeing?

If you are struggling with your own mental health and wellbeing or the mental health wellbeing of a child, please contact our designated Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead.

There are a wealth of resources out there to support the mental health and wellbeing of both parents and children. Below is a list of links & support groups that you may find beneficial. Within Durham there are lots of services available. If you would like further information or support, please contact a member of staff in school.

7 ways to support children and young people who are worried

Mental Health and Emotional Support Services for Children

Mental Health and Emotional Support Services for Adults

Hub of Hope

Hub of Hope is a website/ app that allow users to input their postcode to find details of a wide range of services.


When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital.


Recognising the signs that a child may be struggling with their mental health can be really hard. NSPCC have got advice to help you support children who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self harm.


Feelings can be hard to make sense of.  You might not even know why you feel a certain way.  Childline are are always there to support you.


Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.  They are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Durham Families Local Offer

Find services in the local area to support you and your family.

Anna Freud 

On my Mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.  There is also advice and guidance for parents and carers to help them support a child or young person experiencing poor mental health or wellbeing.

Durham County Council

This Durham County Council link shares information  about mental health support for adults