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Brambles Primary Academy

Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing

“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” (World Health Organisation 2014)

As a part of South Pennine Academies, we are committed to a Trust-wide approach to Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing covering students, staff and the wider community.


At Brambles Primary Academy - ‘we are unique, we are confident, we are respectful…we belong…we succeed’

At Brambles Primary Academy we are passionate about and committed to making a difference to the lives of young people.  Our pupils are at the heart of every decision we make in the development of our new and growing academy, to ensure that they feel happy, confident and safe.

We recognise how important mental health and emotional well-being is to our lives in just the same way as physical health.  We are committed to providing a healthy and caring environment that actively promotes and supports positive mental health for our whole school community: pupils, staff, parents and carers.   



 Mental Health and Well-being Policy 

 The Pastoral Team

If you are concerned about your child's mental health or well-being then you can speak to a member of our pastoral team. 


       Mr Matt Carbutt                            Miss Angela Inns                            Mr Alex Foster  
       Executive Principal &                     Head of School &                          Learning mentor &             Deputy DSL                       Designated Safeguarding Lead                     Deputy DSL 



                          Mrs Charlotte Bowker                              Jill Webster                                                                        Reception Teacher &             Metal Health and Wellbeing Governor        
                  Physical and Mental Wellbeing Lead


Support for Parents

Dee MacLeod 
 Kirklees Parent and Community Worker (PCW) 

Dee MacLeod is our designated Parent and Community Worker from Kirklees Mental Health Support Team.  She is a valuable asset to the Brambles community, her support allows us to strengthen our mental health and wellbeing offer to our children and their families.

Dee’s role in school 

Parent Workshops

Useful Information

Website containing ideas, advice and tips from experts in Child Mental Health for parents looking for ways to further support their children at home



Talking to children about mental health is a good way to get them to understand their feelings and improve their own mental health. You can find hints and tips about talking to your child regarding their mental health in this leaflet. 


Parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow up, and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. Here are some tips for looking after your child while also looking after yourself.


NSPCC – Children’s mental health information for parents
Advice for parents to help them support their child / children / a child / children known to them who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm.


Make it Count – A guide for parents and carers from the Mental Health Foundation


Support for Staff