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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing


The mental health and well-being of our children is important to us. Below are some links to information and websites of which we hope will be helpful. If you wish to discuss any concerns you may have, please feel free to have a chat with a member of staff.


Staying Calm when your Kids are Stressed Out

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Young Minds 

School Anxiety Journal - helping you to help your child with issues of attending school.

Carlisle Eden Mind - Your local Mental Health Charity (

0-19 Child and Family Support Service - Family Action (

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) East Cumbria - CNTW253 - Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Home - Kooth


At Belle Vue Primary School, we recognise the utmost importance of having a positive ethos around Mental Health and Wellbeing. The below pathway helps all staff understand what support is available and where further support, advice and guidance is able to be implemented to ensure that all pupils receive the right support, at the right time.

6 P Formulation

What is the problem? (Presenting)

  • Why have you thought about discussing this person’s emotional wellbeing needs/what is the main problem they are experiencing?
  • Frequency/Duration
  • What impact is the problem having? Sleep/diet/social/life/family/friends
  • How long has it been going on?
  • How bad it is affecting their life (/10)

What keeps the problem going? (Perpetuating)

  • What do you feel is maintaining the presenting issues?
  • What support do you still feel needs to be put in place?
  • Do they seek reassurance/avoid things etc.?
  • How do they react?

Are there any significant events? (Predisposing)

  • Any challenging or adverse experiences the YP/family have faced? Poverty/bereavement/substance abuse/bullying/trauma/suicide etc
  • Any significant changes in family dynamics? Parental separation/moving area etc.
  • Can you give a brief description of their developmental history? Disabilities/health problems/hospital admissions/developmental delay etc.
  • Are there any family mental or physical concerns? What/when?
  • Have they received support before? What/why/when?

What are the triggers (Precipitating)

  • What happens?
  • How have parents/carers/school responded to this?
  • Where were they when it started?
  • Who are they most likely to be with?
  • What goes through their mind immediately before?
  • How have parents/carers/school responded to the behaviour?

What is helping? (Proactive)

  • What are the YP’s strengths?
  • What are the strengths of the parents/carers/family/school/other agencies and/or positive progress they have made?
  • Where is it better? School/home
  • What helps them to cope/feel better?

What might happen if they don’t receive support (Predicting)

  • What are peoples concerns about what will happen if we do not effectively address the presenting issues?
  • What are you worried about/what do you think will happen if they don’t receive support?
  • Are there any risks within the family?
  • What do you think would be helpful?