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Mental Health & Wellbeing at Norwich Road Academy

Lead Staff Members:

Dawn Marshall - Adult Mental Health First Aider & Children’s Mental Health Champion 
Tel: 01842 754679 (Direct Line)

Jo King - Children’s Mental Health Champion

Sue Hurst - Mental Health Champion



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At Norwich Road Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff.

We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and, at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

At our school we:

  • help children understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children develop emotional resilience and manage setbacks
We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all.

Additional support – For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences, such as bereavement.

Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as drawing and talking, we are able to use our Nurture Room.

Useful links

A Public Health England and NHS website to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.

Quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Children and young people’s Health services.

Advice and support for children and parents.