A warm welcome to West Kirby Primary School. Are you looking for F1 provision or the right school for your child? If so, come and visit us and see us in action. Call or email our School Office to make arrangements.

Mental Health & Well-being at West Kirby

We are proud that West Kirby Primary School was accredited with the School Mental Health Award in July 2023.
The Mental Health and Wellbeing of our School Community is really important to us.



Here you will find information on a selection of sites that provide resources for looking after your Mental Health and Wellbeing.


We hope that these resources will prove helpful. 


Mindful and relaxation exercises that parents can do with younger children to help with managing anxiety.

Simple breathing timer app https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/breathe-calm-down-meditate/id1450637210 or Breathe • Calm down • Meditate - Apps on Google Play

Cosmic Yoga   https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga?safe=true

Headspace  https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids


Learning to understand through stories can be really empowering. This link takes you to a range of books to support wellbeing and mental health.

Best children's books - Mental Health (booksfortopics.com)


Promoting children and young people’s wellbeing is a key part of keeping them safe, helping them develop and ensuring they have positive outcomes into adulthood.

Promoting mental health and wellbeing | NSPCC Learning


Parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow up, and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. It can feel especially hard if your child's mood and behaviour seem different and you're not sure why, or what you can do to help. But you are not alone.

Young Minds have lots of practical advice and tips on supporting your child - from how to encourage your child to open up about their feelings to dealing with mental health services. No matter what you and your child are going through, things can get better.

They also have our Parents Helpline who can provide advice and support if you're worried about a child or young person.

Parents Mental Health Support | Advice for Your Child | YoungMinds



A website offering support to help parents/carers answer questions from their children and to  support family wellbeing.

Children’s and young people's mental health charity – Place2Be


As parents and carers, there are ways we can support our children to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.

Encouraging and guiding a child to think about their own mental health and wellbeing are vital skills you can teach them from a young age.

Find out how you can help a child to have good mental health, including knowing how to talk to a child about their mental health, and when to spot signs they might be struggling.

Children's mental health - Every Mind Matters - NHS (www.nhs.uk)


The Wirral Educational Psychology team have asked the Local Offer to share this superb support information. Something to help all of us.



Some useful website for supporting children with SEND, although they contain ideas to be used with all children not just those with SEND.


National Autistic Society  https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus/resources.aspx


MENCAP visual advice https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Info%20about%20covid19%2031st%20March.pdf