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Mental Health & Well-being

At Roebuck Academy we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, their families and our staff. We know that everyone experiences life changes and challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play

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At Roebuck Academy we aim to: 

  • Help children to understand their emotions and recognise how they feel 
  • Help children to feel comfortable sharing any of their concerns or worries
  • Help children socially to form positive, effective and lasting relationships 
  • Promote positive self-esteem and to ensure that children know they count, are valued and are special
  • Encourage children to be confident in themselves and to celebrate their unique qualities and differences 
  • Help develop children's resilience and determination to ensure that they can experience success
  • Help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks 
  • Help children to develop a growth mindset


We offer different levels of support: 

Universal support: To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all

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, pastoral leader sessions or referral to wider professionals


Lead staff members: 

Carla Johnson - Pastoral leader


Should you need any help or advice regarding issues around mental health and well-being please do not hesitate to contact the school. 

Useful links: 


The Lumi Nova App for children and their families

With Youth have partnered with BFB Labs to offer Young People across Hertfordshire free, instant access to Lumi Nova: Tales of Courage, a digital therapy delivered through a fun and engaging mobile game to help 7-12 years olds learn how to manage and reduce symptoms of anxiety whilst building resilience and skills to support them longer term, gain confidence and thrive.

Lumi Nova works best when children are supported by a parent or a trusted adult to complete challenges, especially the real life ones (this can be at home, school or nearby).

It is suitable for:

  • 7-12 year olds (who require initial support but are not in crisis)
  • Children who have some fears and worries that they find challenging

Instant access to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based support:

  • CBT is proven to be the most effective treatment for anxiety
  • Lumi Nova supports this by safely and gradually increasing exposure in relation to concerns and worries and helping to develop the skills to deal with those concerns and worries








Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: Young Minds



Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)




Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.rethink.or



Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge




Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)



CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)



East of England Mental Health Resource

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 


SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)


Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most:

Peer support forum: