Grange Primary School

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Our Vision for Mental Health and Wellbeing


“At Grange Primary School our wellbeing vision is to build a community of acceptance and compassion, providing a safe place for all to share how they are feeling, without stigma or judgement, and to be able to seek the advice and support to allow all to experience positive mental health. Through simplified language, positive and nurturing interactions, teamwork and a culture of mutual respect; we hope to empower all within our school community to live happy and healthy lives."


Our vision for mental health and wellbeing was collaboratively written by staff, pupils and parents/carers and underpins our work in this incredibly important area.

Grange Primary School Wellbeing Strategy


Our Wellbeing Strategy sets out our shared values and thoughts around Wellbeing within our school community and more importantly what we will strive to do to ensure that Wellbeing is at the forefront of what we do. Please have a read and should you wish to know more please contact the school and ask to speak to Mr Derose.

Accountability Framework


Our accountability framework sets out who is responsible for delivering our school’s vision for emotional wellbeing and mental health. This document details the roles, responsibility and reporting lines needed for supporting emotional wellbeing and mental health in order to drive forward improvement in our school.

Accountability Framework

Your Views Matter!


As part of our work on developing wellbeing we have sought staff voice, pupil voice and indeed the voice of parents/carers. With these valued opinions we can tailor our offer, activities and support to meet the needs that exist within our school community. We regularly survey all stakeholders within our community and value your feedback and input. Please keep a look out on Class Dojo for surveys. Mr Derose will also share a summary of results following surveys and our subsequent plan of action.

Change Team


Our 'Change Team' is a group of amazing people who commit time voluntarily to think about how we can continue to ensure wellbeing is at the forefront of what we do. It consists of parents and carers, staff and pupils who are our Wellbeing Champions. If you would like to find out more about our 'Change Team' and would like to get involved, you can either drop Mr Derose a message on Class Dojo or call the school and arrange to meet him.

Wellbeing Champions


In order to embed our approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health in our school, we have identified ‘Wellbeing Champions’. The Wellbeing Champions have been nominated from every class from years 1-6. Wellbeing Champions are volunteers who promote health and wellbeing in a variety of ways across the school. Our Wellbeing Champions are


Year 6- Lexi and Lincoln

Year 5- Lucie-Mae and Abigail

Year 4- Jack and Summer

Year 3- Gabriel and Isabella

Salthome- Lucy and Harper

Year 2- Isla and Isla

Year 1- Tilly and Freya


Across the year, the wellbeing champions have worked alongside Mr Merritt, Mr Derose and the change team to ensure pupil’s voices are heard. They have supported whole school activities which celebrate events such as World Mental Health Day, Children’s Mental Health Week and Mental Health Awareness Week. As well, the wellbeing champions have taken the responsibility to organise structured activities at break and lunch times along with providing check ins for their peers.

Need a little help?


Sometimes we find ourselves in situations whereby we need to talk or access support and that's all part of being human. In school we promote different people our children can speak to or services they can access online. Our staff too have updates of who they can access help from as and when needed and in fact within school we have an 'Open Door' policy, whereby where there is a picture of a purple door on a classroom or office door, that member of staff is committed to spending time with children or adults to listen and support.


We have an amazing Inclusion Team at Grange that provide pastoral support to all children as and when needed and our Family Support Officers in particular can support you as parents and carers through being a listening ear for example or being able to refer you to different services to gain a little more help if need. They can be contacted on 01429 272007 (Option 2).


There are times however you may feel you need to reach out to other services that are local or national. Please take a look at the examples below as you may find them useful.


Minds for Men Wellness for Women

Mental Health Service located in Hartlepool with the purpose of providing a safe space for the people of Hartlepool to discuss their mental health and wellbeing.

Address: The Annexe, Wharton Terrace, Hartlepool TS24 8NS

Telephone: 07935152839




Let’s connect Hartlepool Mental Health Service located in Hartlepool. Let’s connect Hartlepool provide support for anxiety, depression and provide opportunities for people to connect with others.

Address: Crown Buildings, 1 Tees St, Hartlepool TS24 8HB

Telephone: 01429269303



Rossmere Family Hub Rossmere Children's Centre is one of the hubs in the South Locality of Hartlepool. Some services include; Early Years Foundation Stage, Education, Training and Employment Advice, Health Visiting, Midwifery, Parenting and Family Support

Address: Rossmere Way, Hartlepool, TS25 5EB

Telephone: 01429292444



Community Hub South Community Hub South is a key community building that brings together a whole range of services from different organisations under one roof. Enjoy access to a busy calendar of events, skills workshops, social groups, health and advice services and much more.

Address: Wynyard Road, Hartlepool, TS25 3LQ

Telephone: 01429272631



Foodcycle Hartlepool Every Monday at 6.30pm, Foodcycle Hartlepool welcome anyone to attend as a guest and enjoy a free hot meal.

Address: Hartlepool Community Hub, Wynyard Road, Hartlepool, TS25 3LQ



Samaritans The Samaritans are a national charity aimed at supporting us all when we feel we are hitting a crisis point.

Telephone: 116123



Mind This is also a national charity aimed at supporting adult mental health and wellbeing. They too offer a confidential helpline should you need to reach out.

Telephone: 03001233393