Arkwright Primary School

Mental Health


The mental health and wellbeing of everyone within the Arkwright Primary School community remains a priority within our school. We all have mental health and it is important that students learn how to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.


As well as providing support and intervention through our Pastoral support and trained staff, we also encourage students to care for themselves as well as know who in school they can turn to for help and advice. 


Improving our Mindset

Healthy routines such as a good night's sleep, eating well and attending school on time and consistently can make a great start to looking after the mental health of our young people. Our trained staff are always available at the start and end of the school day to speak to anyone who may have concerns. 


Key members of staff

Mr Roberts is the school's Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead and oversees the wellbeing provision offered to everyone in our school

Mr Roberts is also our RSHE Coordinator and monitors the delivery of mental health and wellbeing education across the curriculum

Miss Stevenson and Mrs Gould are our Learning Mentors and delivery both whole school mental health education sessions such as intervention and support. 






Changing Lives Bolsover 

Arkwright Primary School is supported in the wellbeing services we can offer through the Changing Lives service. 


The Changing Lives Service is part of a national trailblazer project, funded by the Government as part of its ambitious plans to transform children and young people’s mental health as cited in the NHS Long-Term Plan. They offer a range of services to the school including whole school and 1:1 initiatives. More information can be found by visiting:


Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

We always encourage families and students to speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns about your own mental health and wellbeing or that of a loved one. 


Support and information is out there should you wish to seek your own advice and here are just a few websites that we have found useful:

Derbyshire Mental Health Support