Moorsley Road, Hetton le Hole, Houghton le Spring

0191 562 3323

Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

Here at Hetton Primary School we believe that the mental health and emotional well-being of the children, parents and staff are extremely important. 

Within school this year we are having a focus upon well-being. This area has been identified by the Government as requiring a raised profile within schools. Recent studies have shown that childhood obesity and mental health issues have significantly increased, especially within the North East, which has the third highest prevalence of obesity in the country.

 Every Governing Body meeting, staff meeting and 'team' meeting has 'Emotional Well-being' as a standard item so that it continues to be a focus for all.

As a school, we will be putting evidence together in order to achieve the Mental Health Charter Mark Bronze Award.


Mental Health Team:

Hetton Primary School's Mental Health Champion is: Mrs Nicola Hill

Hetton Primary School's Mental Health Link Governor is: Mrs Tracey Fairless

Hetton Primary School's counsellor is: Mr Peter Carr.

Recent events

It was World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10th October and throughout school we had many activities going on! Sapphire Class and Mrs Woodhall spent time looking at the '5 ways to well-being' and what that meant for them and their friends. Opal and Amethyst class spent the morning at Hetton swimming baths whilst DIamond, Emerald and Ruby class took part in some YOGA!

Useful websites

Winning Ways To Well-being

Within school we actively promote the ‘Winning Ways To Well-being’ throughout the school from Reception to Year 6. 

This display is in the school hall to remind the children of the ways they can look after their own mental well-being and the well-being of others .

On Thursday 8th November, we were moderated by 2 lovely ladies from CAMHS to see if we had met the criteria for the BRONZE award...and we did!!!!

Hetton Primary School now has the bronze award for the Mental Health Charter Mark!!!  Thank you to everyone!