Mental Health Matters

This page has been designed to help you understand what mental health is and why is it so important to look after your own mental heath. This page is full of information, activities and links to very useful websites. You can pick up some very helpful tips on how to stay healthy and happy and how to deal with different emotions and feelings. Why not check out the videos and games too. 

Your mental health is very important to us. We are always here to support you. I hope you find this page useful and remember the best way to look after your mental health is to talk about it.



What is mental health?






Mental health is about our feelings, our thoughts, our emotions and our moods. Looking after our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical health. 






How can I look after my mental health?






To look after your mental health it is important to listen to your feelings.  

How do you feel today?

Take a minute to close your eyes and think about how you feel. 

Do you feel... happy, sad angry, worried, excited, nervous, calm or something else?




Throughout the day your emotions can change but by listening to your feelings it can help you to understand and deal with the changes. 



What should I do if I experience 'big feelings' that won't go away?




Talking about your feelings is the best way to deal with them especially those 'big feelings' that won't go away.

So who can you talk to? 





Ok, I will talk to my trusted grown ups about how I feel.
Is there anything else I can do when I feel sad or upset?




Another way to deal with unwanted feelings such as anger and sadness is to do something that makes you feel happy. By doing something you enjoy you help yourself to feel happy again. However, it is still important to talk to a trusted grown up to make sure you have dealt with those 'big feelings'. 

What makes you feel happy?


DOSE Magazine has a library of free resources that can be downloaded to create your very own toolkit of happiness boosters, as well as coping strategies, to help manage and deal with a range of emotions. Our plan is to add resources for children of all ages and sprinkle in some adult resources too for parents and teachers, as we all need a little support with our happiness and mental wellness. 

When you register with DOSE Magazine (it is free) you will be able to access a wide range of amazing free resources to support your mental health and wellbeing. New articles and resources will be released each week covering a whole variety of interesting topics to manage mental wellness and happiness. 

Dose Magazine

Examples of amazing resources from Dose Magazine


Foods that Boost Serotonin


Yoga Moves


Daily Gratitudes


100 Ways to Release Serotonin

Make sure to check with an adult before clicking the links


Games- Child Line

Play a game to take your mind off difficult things and have some fun. Browse games below or select a type of game you'd like to play, eg Arcade, Puzzles and quizzes. Click the link below to try these games.

Games- Child Line

Calm Zone- Child Line

There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress. Click the link below to feel calm.

Calm Zone- Child Line

Art Box- Child Line

This is your space for writing or drawing about your feelings. Or anything you want. Creativity can help you calm down or make sense of things. It doesn’t matter how good you are at art. Anyone can use the Art box to express themselves! Click the link to make a picture.

Art Box- Child Line



Newsround have some excellent videos for you to watch about how to look after your mental health. They have lots of different suggestions for you to try such as eat healthy, write down what you are grateful for. Newsround is full of useful hints and tips. Check it out by clicking the link below.

Newsround Videos


From dancing, to stretching, to playing games...exercises often relax your mind and can help improve your attention and awareness. Check out these videos to find out what 'mindfulness' means and how you can achieve it. Click the link below to be more mindful.

Mindfulness- Newsround

Useful Information Downloads


Mental Health Information for Children

Children's Mental Health Week 2024

For this year’s children’s mental health week we been discussed the theme- ‘Have your Voice Heard’. We had an assembly where we talked about the theme and how pupils can have the confidence to share their thoughts and feelings with trusted grown-ups. Our Well-being Ambassadors put posters around the school reminding pupils of our Trusted Grown-ups in school and to remind them we are always here to help. In this week’s Breakout sessions, the children learned how to express their feelings and emotions through art. This creative session allowed children time to express how they are feeling through different media and materials. At Eppleton Academy, we believe it is very important to talk about feelings and emotions in order to help deal with any worries and stresses children may have. If your child is struggling with big feelings and emotions, there are lots of amazing resources out there to access, please see the links on this page or visit our Health and Well-being page designed to support Parents and Carers with their child's mental health.

Mental Health Day Oct 2023

For World Mental Health Day 2023 we took part in some Creature Comforts wellbeing sessions. Amanda from Creature Comforts brought in a range of animals to work with the children. Studies show that spending time with animals can calm the mind and increase endorphins in the body, making you feel happy. The children loved spending time stroking and caring for animals such as rabbits, mice, rats, lizards, snakes and a tortoise. It was lovely to see how the animals had such a positive impact on the children and the staff.




Book Review

Love to read? Why not leave us a book review to tell us all about the book you have been reading.


Read at Home

Reading a book can be a great way to forget any worries. Looking for a new book to read? Why not check out our year group favourites for great some suggestions.


Letter to the Head

If you need to support we are always here for you. Write a letter to the Head Teacher.