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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

Sue Prosser - EYFS Assistant Headteacher 

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: 


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



Make it Count



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: