Hooe Primary Academy

'Happy, Passionate about learning and Ambitious'

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to the Mental Health and Wellbeing Page

Hello and welcome to the Mental Health and Wellbeing page for Hooe Primary Academy. We are dedicated to supporting the mental wellbeing of our children and staff. We work throughout the year to provide our children with both internal and external assemblies, workshops and quality lessons to build our children's awareness of their own mental health and wellbeing and that of their peers. 


We hope you find the information on our page helpful. We endeavour to update the page as frequently as possible so keep checking back to see our latest work in school and in our local community. 

Mr D Ford: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Lead, PSHE co-ordinator and accredited Mental Health First Aider 


For all enquiries please contact


Mrs L Kirkland: Parent Support Advisor (PSA), Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and accredited by BACP British association for counselling and psychotherapy. 


Mrs Kirkland looks to support parents and carers in any means possible from signposting to agencies, running groups and supporting at meetings both in school or with agencies. She is on hand to offer financial advice, bereavement support as well as pastoral support for any child that needs to talk or parent/carer.


Contact information: 


Mobile: 07531584617

Mental Health and Wellbeing Newsletters for Parents and Carers

Mental Health Policy and Curriculum Plan 

Mental Health Awareness

Kindness Matters - Mental Health Foundation - Mental Health Awareness Week 2020



Supporting your child during the Coronavirus outbreak:


Government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic


10 top tips for talking to your child about Covid-19


Tips for coping with OCD during Covid-19


How to keep mentally healthy in uncertain times


How to tell children and young people that someone is seriously ill


Child-friendly Coronavirus workbook story


Coronavirus social story (aimed specifically at children with autism)


A Coronavirus story

Useful Links


Mind Devon

01752 512280



YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – text YM to 85258 for 24/7 support.

More information can be found here:




Mentally Healthy Schools


Plymouth Options – Talk it out

01752 435419


Time to change


Anxiety UK

08444 775 774



0845 120 3778


Family Lives

0808 800 2222



0808 800 5000




Heads Together


Calm zone - Childline


Plymouth Gateway 

01752 668000