Chadsmoor Federation's Mental Health & Wellbeing Statement



What is ELSA?

ELSA is an intervention which is trained by the EP service. ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) is the person who runs ELSA sessions which are a number of sessions individually designed and aimed  to support pupils to understand and recognise their emotions and support them with strategies to cope in a more productive manner. ELSA can support pupils and staff but we are only human we can't 'fix' the difficulties which some pupils have.




Important Events in school 


World Mental Health Day 


World Mental Health Day took place on Tuesday 10th October 2023.







Photos from World Book Day


Health and Wellbeing updates March 2024

Children’s Mental Health Week 2024 focussed on the theme ‘My Voice Matters’. We had assemblies in each school to promote this. (file attached with support for parents)

On World Book Day, we looked at different wellbeing books and did work linked to them.

EYFS – The Worrysaurus

The Worrysaurus: Bright, Rachel, Chatterton, Chris:  9781408356135: Books

Year 1 – Happy

Happy: A Children's Book of Mindfulness: Edwards, Nicola,  Hickey, Katie: 9781848577176: Books

Year 2 – The Colour Monster

The Colour Monster: Llenas, Anna: 9781783704231: Books

Junior School – The Book of Hopes

Katherine Rundell launches 'The Book of Hopes': a free children's book by  over 110 authors and illustrators | National Literacy Trust

Wellbeing ambassadors

Each class has 2 Wellbeing Ambassadors. They can be identified by their green badge. These children work with Mr Moreton, Mrs Wainwright and Mrs Hackett to support other children with emotional wellbeing and mental health and use pupil voice to listen to children in school.

Wellbeing Ambassador Shield Badge by School Badges UK



Each day, children say positive affirmations to help them with a positive mind-set. These have a different focus each month. Look out for our affirmation boards outside each school.

Each month, we have a different monthly mindfulness focus: