Wellbeing at Grange Park

At Grange Park Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community. We recognise how vital mental health and wellbeing is.


Through various initiatives such as My Happy Mind, bespoke nurture sessions, and fostering open communication channels, Grange Park strives to empower students to understand and manage their emotions effectively.


By prioritising mental health and wellbeing, the school aims to create a safe and nurturing environment where every child feels valued, supported, and equipped to thrive academically and personally.



Grange Park offers nurture provision to targeted children. These are targeted interventions designed to support children who require assistance with their mental health and overall well-being. The sessions aim to create a nurturing and supportive environment where students can receive emotional support, develop coping strategies, and build resilience. Children are provided with a safe space to express their feelings, address any concerns or difficulties they may be facing, and develop skills to manage their emotions effectively. 

Nurture sessions serve as a valuable resource for students who require additional support with their mental health and wellbeing. By addressing students' mental health and well-being in a proactive and holistic manner, these interventions can help create a more inclusive and supportive school environment where all students have the opportunity to thrive.


Meet our Wellbeing Team 

  • Mrs Cowan - Headteacher, Mental Health Lead and Mental Health First Aider, DSL, Parental pastoral support
  • Jasper School Support dog
  • Mrs Boulton – Community Manager, Mental Health First Aider, Attendance lead, DDSL, Early help lead, Mental Health Lead, Person Centre Councillor, Parental pastoral support
  • Miss Boardman – ADSL/SENDCo/Mental Health First Aider
  • Mrs Pearson – Nurture Provision Lead
  • Mr Cox – Well-being Champion and PE lead, Trained Senior Mental Health Lead
  • Miss Robinson – Happiness Heroes Lead
  • Lorna Miles -  Mental Health Lead Governor

Happiness Heroes


Our Happiness heroes’ mission statement – as happiness heroes, our mission is to support the wellbeing of everyone at Grange Park, Wellbeing is a state in which we are able to develop our potential, allowing us to learn and play creatively. Wellbeing is fundamental to our overall happiness. Our job is to help spread happiness and kindness.


Well being and good mental health are at the heart of our school and the curriculum.


We've put together a range of different sources for wellbeing and mental health support:


Online Support

Place2Be https://www.place2be.org.uk/

Anna Freud https://www.annafreud.org/

Young Minds - https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Action for children - https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Relax Kids https://relaxkids.com/


Local Support

Community CAMHS https://www.stsft.nhs.uk/services/childrens-and-young-peoples-services/sunderland-community-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-service-camhs

NHS mental health support North East https://northeastnorthcumbria.nhs.uk/our-work/workstreams/mental-health/

Washington Mind https://washingtonmind.org.uk/

Wellbeing info https://wellbeinginfo.org/


National support

Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/          

Child line https://www.childline.org.uk/

Young minds https://www.youngminds.org.uk/