Well-being and Support




Well-being and Support


At Ancaster Church of England Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being of our staff and pupils. We understand that there will be times when everyone experiences life challenges and may require additional emotional support. We firmly believe that positive mental health is everybody's business and everyone has an important role to play.

At Ancaster Church of England Primary School, we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better                             
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and be the best they can be.
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks 

Well-being Team

Senior Mental Health and Well-being Lead: Mr Kidd

SENDCo: Mrs Tomlinson

Thrive Practitioners: Mrs Phillis & Mrs Dickinson

ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant): Mrs Dillon


Tiered Support

Tier 1 - Class-based/ School-wide Strategies 

Tier 2 - Targeted Support (Internal)

Tier 3 - Targeted Support (External)

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

PSHE Curriculum

Class Thrive Sessions

Worry Box

Collective Worship

Reflection Areas

Mindful Mondays

Youth Mental Health First Aiders

Lunchtime Drop-ins


Group Interventions
 - Social Skills
 - Friendships
 - Understanding Emotions
 - Social Stories
 - LEGO Therapy Sessions

1:1 Interventions 

Sports Mentoring 

Thrive Sessions

ELSA Sessions

Personal Support Plans

BOSS Support

CAMHS Referral

Early Help Assessments 

Healthy Minds Lincolnshire


Well-being Ambassadors 

We have a dedicated team of well-being ambassadors who support Mr Kidd to promote positive well-being across our school. As part of their role, they help to organise events, collect student voice and lead whole-school worships to share important messages.

Well-being Ambassadors



Hub of Hope

 Hub of Hope is the UK's leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity "Chasing Stigma" and brings local, national, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together. Use the link below to search for resources and support.

Hub of Hope

Healthy Minds Lincolnshire

 Healthy Minds Lincolnshire provide emotional wellbeing support for children and young people up to 19 years old. Through the link below, you can access resources and support.

Healthy Minds Lincolnshire


Tips and resources to help children open up