Mental Health

At St Neot Primary School, we are committed to supporting the positive mental health and wellbeing of our whole community of children, staff, parents and carers.  

Our ethos is supportive, caring and respectful. We understand how important positive mental health and wellbeing is to our lives and so we work alongside NHS Cornwall's School Mental Health Team to embed the 'Decider Skills' into our wellbeing vocabulary. We recognise that children’s mental health is a vital factor in their overall wellbeing and how it can affect their learning and achievements and the twelve 'Decider Skills' are a comprehensive toolkit that our children can use. We are a place for children to experience a nurturing and supportive environment. We support the children to develop their self-esteem and build resilience. We understand all children and their families go through ups and downs, and some face significant life events.  

Our culture of nurturing children and building resilience to mental health problems means our school is a safe place where: 

  • Every child feels valued; 
  • Every child has a sense of belonging;
  • Every child feels able to talk openly with trusted members of staff about their problems; 
  • Positive mental health is promoted; 
  • Bullying is not tolerated. 

We recognise the importance of supporting positive mental health and wellbeing to the whole School community.  

At St Neot Primary School, positive mental health is everybody’s responsibility.  

If you Need Help with Child Mental Health

Local Help

Your GP

They will be able to provide help and advice. Your GP can also provide access to appropriate specialist services and local organisations.

Call 111

You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

NHS mental health services

Find local mental health services on the NHS website.

National Help

Childline  Free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday.

0800 1111

The Samaritans  The Samaritans provide a confidential service for people in despair and who feel suicidal.

116 123

NSPCC  Provides helplines and information on child abuse, child protection and safeguarding children.

0808 800 5000

Young Minds  Young Minds has a Parent Helpline that offers free confidential telephone and email support to any adult worried about the wellbeing of a child or young person.

0808 802 5544