Mental Health and Wellbeing

Working together to strengthen the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our children and their families has always been as important to us at Oatlands School as academic growth and development.  Recognising the importance of maintaining a healthy mind has never been more critical than in recent times as our children, families and staff alike have had to learn to cope with new pressures, anxieties and concerns which have changed our processes, routines and expectations both in and out of school. 

Within these pages you will find links to many of the resources we use to support your children in school as well as information about external agencies who can offer advice and support with your own mental health and that of your children, family and friends.  

Click on any of the logos below to access specific websites and/or organisations who can support and advise you on a range of Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing issues

Download the documents at the bottom of the page for additional resources.


Blog3With the shocking events in Ukraine currently at the very top of the news agenda, it is natural that you may be thinking about what to share with your children and how best to share it. Parenting Coach Elaine Halligan of the Parent Practice, who has previously worked with us in school to help us understand other mental health issues, has written about his tricky subject in her most recent parenting blog.  She has allowed us to share the link to it with you so please click HERE to read more.  There are also links to other useful parenting practices including a FREE anxiety webinar which may be of particular interest.


MindworksSurrey The central hub for young people, parents, carers and professionals to access help and advice on mental health and wellbeing issues.  Please also click HERE for Mindworks quick guides to recognising and dealing with common behaviours and issues.

CAMHS Mindsight Surrey CAMHS is the health and social care partnership for children and young people with mental health problems and learning disabilities living in Surrey. The service provides targeted and specialist support services for children and young people, to build on their well-being and resilience and to reduce the chances of their condition becoming more serious.


HappyMapsHappyMaps website is a single hub of reliable, up-to-date and professional advice on mental health problems in children and young people. It covers many common problems including anxiety, self-harm, tics, gender dysphoria, ADHD, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and much more. It also has a pre-school section for issues such as sleep, behaviour, and fussy eating.


elsa support  Resources used in school by our Emotional Literacy and Support Assistant (ELSA) to help children navigate through their emotions and encourage better mental health.



mhf logoA foundation with a mission to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.  Host of Mental Health Awareness Week.


ChildrensMentalHealthWeekLink to a 'Place2Be' a children’s mental health charity providing counselling and mental health support and training to parents, carers and in UK schools, using tried and tested methods backed by research.




Anna FreudA charitable organisation working with children and families to ensure that they are supported effectively to build on their strengths and to achieve their goals in life.