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Ramsbury Primary School

Mental Health Guidance

Here you will find relevant links to support our comprehensive PSHE programme provided by SCARF.

You can also speak to your child’s class teacher or any member of staff you feel comfortable with. We have an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) working in the school to support Mental Health issues.

When talking to your child about their feelings, we use ‘How is your engine running?’

Lots of young children have been exposed at school to similar concepts which are simple ways of helping children figure out if their ‘engine’ is running in the blue (low energy or even sad), green (just the right amount of energy, feeling good), or red (super high energy, or even angry).

The benefit of a child learning to notice ‘how their engine is running’ is so that they can begin to learn how to self-regulate their ‘engine’ or overall mood and/or energy level.

We as parents or caregivers can actually teach children not only how their engine is running, but what they can do about it!

If you have concerns regarding your child’s mental health, here are some links to websites and resources below that you may find useful:


 Linking what we do at school with your home life. Find out how the SCARF values of Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship can help your child to be their best - both at school and at home.

Visit the SCARF website



 A comprehensive resource for all elements of Mental Health. The tab for Parents and Carers has podcasts and links for all aspects of support you can use at home.

Specific issues support are listed here.

Visit the Anna Freud website 


 The Young Minds website has a parents A-Z and a guide for self-care when supporting a child with mental health issues.

Visit the YoungMinds website 


 Anxiety is a hugely prevalent issue across the country following lockdowns. Anxiety UK specifically addresses how to support children experiencing anxiety of all degrees.

Visit the Anxiety UK website 




 The Senior Mental Health Lead at Ramsbury Primary School is Sophie Pollock.

Contact Mrs Pollock