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The Crossways Schools

Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing 

At the Crossways Schools, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being 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 mental health is important and that we all have a role to play.

At Crossways we:

  • help children to better understand their emotions and feelings
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially, to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they are important
  • encourage children to be confident and be themselves
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

We offer different levels of support:

Whole school support– To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance developing resilience and growth mind-sets.

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 such as well-being groups or personal discussions/meetings.

Lead staff member for Mental health and well-being - Miss Toms








Useful websites

Other useful resources

Social media (online safety and well-being)

Importance of sleep


Top tips:

  1. Daily exercise.
  2. Bedtime routines, keeping the same bed time each day.
  3. End screen time at least one hour before bedtime.
  4. Keeping bedrooms cool, quiet and with as little light as possible.

Positive Body Image 


  • Headspace live a happier, healthier life with just a few minutes of meditation a day on the Headspace app.
  • KOOTH XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults.
    Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.Please click on this link if you wish to be directed to Kooth.
  • Colorfy is a lovely colouring mindfulness app that first started off in print version. Based in science of creativity and how colouring can create a feeling of flow that is associated with a meditative state. It is beautiful, and just looking at the lovely colours made me feel happy. You can paint from pre-loaded templates or even create your own.
  • The Mix the Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.