At Hampton Infant School and Nursery, we are fully committed to ensuring the well-being of our children. We believe that in helping them to be successful learners, and in turn to lead successful lives, their happiness is imperative. We model a whole-school approach to social and emotional wellbeing; one which pervades all aspects of our school life including:



Whole-school policies and practices that promote positive wellbeing

Training and CPD for staff through direct links with the Emotional Health Service

The school culture, ethos and environment

Teaching, learning and the curriculum

Partnerships with parents, families and the wider school community through direct links with the Emotional Health Service via parent information sessions

Zones of Regulation Programme, which is a whole-school approach fostering self-regulation and emotional control


Our whole-school approach is supplemented by research-based interventions, providing targeted, specific support for individuals and smaller groups:


Counselling (including play and art therapy) –1:1, therapeutic support through our Hampton Primary Partnership Counsellor

Drawing and Talking Therapy – a gentle, non-intrusive method of therapy to support emotional and learning needs

Talk about: Social Skills Programmes – to develop social skills in body language, the way we talk, conversations and assertiveness

Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA) – an intervention which supports the teaching of emotional intelligence

Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy Trouble sleeping Boundaries and consequences Healthy Gaming Habits Meal times Raising a resilient child Sibling rivalry Feeling sad or low Playing with your child Friendship issues Coping with meltdowns Social media for Primary school children Healthy habits for parents Using praise and reward Understanding shyness Routines and rituals Cultural identity Nurturing talents Talking to your child about race and discrimination Helping your child when they start school Supporting your child through a relationship break up A range of other articles Self care Summer Self care strategies Self care for parents and carers

Mental Health


The likelihood of young people experiencing mental health issues has increased by 50% in the last 3 years.


When a problem is particularly severe, persists over time or a number of difficulties are experienced at the same time we may then describe the student as experiencing mental health problems.