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Wellbeing & Support


Welcome to our Mental Health and Wellbeing page

We hope that these pages offer support and guidance as you and your family navigate the trials and tribulations of life. 

Please remember that we have an open door - don't be a stranger. You are very welcome to pop in or make contact with us if you have questions, worries or concerns. 

What is mental health  and wellbeing and why is it important?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life -  from childhood and adolescence, through adulthood. As such, we prioritise wellbeing for everyone in our Marchwood Family. 

Together, we aim for our children, and the wider Marchwood community, to be equipped with the skills which enable them to be resilient members of society. To cope with the ever-changing circumstances of life, knowing, and taking pride in, their own strengths, whilst being aware of situations they find/may find tricky, with the ability to use known strategies to support themselves in such situations.

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps we can all take to help improve our mental health and wellbeing. These are connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. At school we actively teach the children about these 5 steps- identifying what they might look like in their lives and encouraging them to work with their families to ensure that these important building blocks are in place. These are not just for children - they are a backbone for everyone. You can learn more about these steps and small changes which you could make at home which will benefit your whole family, through the Back to Basics campaign. In addition to this, we teach children about the importance of physical activity, sleep, a balanced diet and self worth - which are also intrinsically tied into our mental health and wellbeing.

On these pages you will find a wide range of information, documents and links which we hope will offer support, guidance and ideas for you, your child/ren and our wider Marchwood family.   

Quick links:

Hampshire CAMHS - parent and carers:

Mental Health Support Teams:

Back to Basics:

In the event of a mental health emergency, you can call 111 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or visit and speak to the NHS Mental Health Triage Service.  The NHS 111 mental health triage service provides advice, support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  The Mental Health Triage Team has a wide range of skills, including on the phone brief psychological support and has access to key services and organisations that can offer mental health support to people in their time of need.