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Clowne Junior School

Working together for success and happiness

Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Clowne Junior School we want to provide an effective and enjoyable teaching and learning environment, where children and young people flourish.  We aim to promote the mental and physical health and emotional wellbeing for our staff, parents and pupils. Wellbeing is at the forefront of the school’s curriculum and promoting good mental health is a priority.

The World Health Organisation’s definition of mental health and wellbeing is:


“ A state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”.



Smilers is used as a whole school approach to talking about mental health. It is how we promote positive mental health across school. Smilers stands for:



Our Well-being Ambassadors helped to introduce the SMILERS approach during our assembly. They did a fantastic job! 

Each of the words explains to children the things they need to know and do to support their own mental health. 

The SMILERS ways to wellbeing are:


STAY CONNECTED Having healthy relationships with people and pets to help you to feel happy.


MOVE Being active to releases chemicals in your brain which boosts your mood and makes you feel good.


INTEREST Having special interests and learning something new to keep your brain busy.


LOOK Using your senses to notice what is around you to keep you in the moment.


EATING WELL Eating a balanced diet to make you feel good and also to help you stay healthy and strong.


REST Getting a good night’s sleep to improve your memory, mood and mental health.


SUPPORT Supporting people to make us feel positive and to make them happy too!

National Smile Month

National Smile Month is a charity campaign all about championing the benefits of having good oral health and promoting the value of a healthy smile. Between 13 May and 13 June 2024.

Follow the link below for more information. 

Wellbeing Ambassadors

Our Wellbeing Ambassadors are made up of a team of dedicated pupils all wanting to raise awareness of Mental Health and reduce the stigma attached to this subject.

Follow the link below to find out more about this fantastic team and all about the exciting projects they are involved with.

Looking after your child's and your own mental health