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  • Positivity
  • Resilience
  • Opportunities
  • Understanding
  • Determination

WELLBEING- 'Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Us'

Welcome to our WELLBEING page:

'Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Us'.


On this page we will share websites and resources that you may find useful including resources for emotional wellbeing and staying healthy and active.

Prospect Hill Junior School are proud to have both a trained ELSA (Mrs Beswick) and a trained youth and adult Mental Health First Aider (Mrs Cartwright).

What is an ELSA?

The aim of an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) is so that your child feels happy in school and are reaching their full potential by reducing any barriers they may have to their learning.

An ELSA will try to help your child to understand their emotions and encourage them to respect the feelings of others around them.

The majority of ELSA work is delivered on a one to one basis, but sometimes small group work is more appropriate, especially in areas of social and friendship skills.

Sessions are fun and use a range of activities, recourses, puppets, games, and exciting art and crafts to support development.

Elsa takes place in a calm and caring safe space.

Our fabulous ELSA room!

We aim to provide support for a wide range of emotional needs:

  • Recognising emotions
  • Self-esteem
  • Social skills
  • Friendship skills
  • Anger management
  • Parental separation and divorce
  • Loss and bereavement

How does an ELSA work?

Remember ELSAs are not there to fix children’s problems. What we are able to do is provide emotional support.

Planned sessions provide the child with coping strategies to allow them to develop new skills to manage and regulate their own emotions.

Children are usually referred by their class teacher the child usually sees the ELSA once a week following a 6-8 week plan.

You can appreciate that change cannot necessarily be achieved rapidly and is dependent upon the context and complexity of the presenting issue.

More complex issues can be sign posted to outside agencies.

As you know we regularly use 'Newsround' as a method for sharing current news stories in a safe and secure environment. The Newsround website have published some ideas and advice for supporting children with upsetting news. Please find the link below.




This is the link for a beautiful online book called ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell. It contains more than 110 short stories, poems and pictures by children’s writers and illustrators including Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson. It is dedicated to everyone currently working in hospitals.


The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports the mental health of infants, young people and adults.

For more information visit:

Change 4-life site is great for encouraging wellbeing with healthy eating recipes, mental health tips and indoor/outdoor activity ideas.



Every Mind Matters is a mental health support platform created by Public Health England. It also includes 10 helpful tips if you are worried about the coronavirus. Visit: 



This link will take you to the Young Minds website. Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.



This link takes you to MindEd, an NHS Health Education England e-learning site to support healthy minds:




For parents- Our Frontline is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Our Frontline offers round-the-clock one-to-one support for frontline workers, by call or text, from trained volunteers, plus resources, tips and ideas to look after your mental health. Please click the follow link:






In Sam's Name-

Resources to download

Brain breaks-a collection of mental and physical activities to break up a period of concentration.

Mood tracker mandala activity

5-a-day for wellbeing activity

Design your own worry monster activity