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Wellbeing at Hopton

At Hopton Primary School staff are committed to championing the well-being and mental health of our children, staff and the whole school community. When our emotional well-being is valued, when we feel connected and secure in respectful and nurturing relationships, and when we feel safe to express any worries and concerns, we may have, we are most likely to thrive. Our children are more likely to enjoy learning and secure better educational outcomes. Our staff are more likely to enjoy their work and be more productive, and our community of families are more likely to enjoy a supportive environment for their children to be nurtured within. 

Positive Mental Health

At Hopton Primary School we have introduced the 'Zones of Regulation' across school to develop our children's emotional literacy. The use of colours to group feelings enables children to begin to understand the difference between expected and unexpected behaviours and how we can use a range of strategies to regulate our emotions. 

Zones of Regulation by Leah Kuypers

Talking Mental Health

Talking Mental Health is an animation designed to help begin conversations about mental health in the classroom and beyond.The animation and accompanying res...

Common Mental Health Issues


Below, we have sign-posted information and guidance about the issues most commonly seen in school-aged children. The links will take you through to the most relevant page of the listed website. Some pages are aimed primarily at parents but they are listed here because we think they are useful for school staff too.

Support on all these issues can be accessed via Young Minds (, Mind ( and for e-learning opportunities, Minded (

Sources or support at school and in the local community

School Based Support


Emotional Regulation

Identified children participate in Zones of Regulation intervention. This enables children to identify different emotions and recognise when they need to use strategies to regulate their emotions.



This support if provided by Northorpe Hall for identified children. This is accessed in school.

Chat and chill

Identified children are able to access the well-being hub to discuss any concerns or exercise calming strategies with Miss Henderson/Mrs Bates.


Worry box

All children are able to request time to chat with an adult using the worry box system.


Anger Management

Identified children participate in this intervention to help understand the triggers for anger and ways to control emotional outbursts.


Starving the Anxiety Gremlin

Identified children participate in this intervention to help reduce anxiety and develop self-esteem.

Bereavement Support

Identified children are supported to understand the stages of grief.



Well-being support

Identified children are supported to explore their feelings around issues such as, self-image, divorce, breakdowns in friendship and coping with change.


Information for Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy