Tollgate Primary School

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health problems in young people can isolate, disrupt and frighten them, resulting in lower educational attainment, and have a lasting impact on a person’s life. More than half of all mental health problems in adult life (not including dementia) start by the age of 14.

Here at Tollgate Primary School we aim to support all our pupils and help them to build academic resilience. By looking at Academic Resilience across the school, pupils and staff will learn how to cope with change and adversity, to enjoy learning and to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

Building strong mental health early in life can help children build their self-esteem, learn to settle themselves and engage positively with their education. This, in turn, can lead to improved academic attainment, enhanced future employment opportunities and positive life choices.

Talk to us…

Parents/carers – please contact us at anytime if you have concerns about your child’s wellbeing.

Pupils – please talk to us. Whether you feel more comfortable talking to your teacher or your parents, please talk.


The following links offer help and advice for current concerns for children and young people.