PSHE, Mental Health and Wellbeing at Cavendish

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Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) programme promotes children's health and wellbeing; their personal and social development; and supports their understanding of the wider world. It helps to give children the knowledge and skills they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.

At Cavendish, children’s wellbeing, happiness and safety are our first priority, and PSHE is the key vehicle through which we share this with children. We regard PSHE as an important, integral component of the whole curriculum; it is central to our approach and at the core of our ethos.

We support children to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives and become brilliant citizens.

Our PSHE curriculum is broad and balanced, ensuring that it:

¨ Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our children and of society.

¨ Prepares our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they face during their time at school and for adult life.

¨ Provides information about keeping healthy and safe, emotionally and physically (including Relationships Education – see policy for more information).

¨ Encourages our children to understand how all actions have consequences and how they can make informed choices to help themselves, others and the environment.

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Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Puzzle 1 –

Being Me in My World

Puzzle 2 –

Celebrating Difference

Puzzle 3 –

Dreams and Goals

Puzzle 4 –

Healthy Me

Puzzle 5 –


Puzzle 6 –

Changing Me

Children from Nursery to Year 6 will complete 6 lessons which focus on both the individual and people around them, thinking about teamwork and how to be successful within a group.

Children from Nursery to Year 6 will complete 6 lessons which focus on topics such as challenging stereotypes, how to deal with bullying and looking at the differences between cultures.

Children from Nursery to Year 6 will complete 6 lessons which focus on thinking about future dreams/goals, how to deal with disappointment and building resilience.

Children from Nursery to Year 6 will complete 6 lessons which focus on how to stay healthy both physically and mentally, body hygiene and will touch on issues such as smoking and alcohol with the older children.

Children from Nursery to Year 6 will complete 6 lessons which focus on family and friendships, emotions that we can feel such as trust, appreciation and jealousy and how to deal with conflict.

Children from Nursery to Year 6 will complete 6 lessons which focus on lifecycles, boys’ and girls’ bodies and the changes that happen as we grow older.


Mental Health and Wellbeing

The mental health of children at Cavendish is one of our most important priorities, ensuring that children feel safe and supported with help available to those when it is most needed. 

It's clear that mental health is an increasing problem in the world and these facts and figures from Place2Be highlight why it's essential that we are doing all that we can to support children from an early age.

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School is here to help and we will aim to support families however we can. If you feel like you would like some support or advice about a mental health concern, please get in touch with Mr Tate and he will aim to help however we can or point you in the right direction. You can email him on this address:

In school, each classroom has mental health check in charts and worry boxes where children can discretely share their emotions with teaching staff who can then act upon this.

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Further available support in school: 

Drawing and Talking Therapy

Play Therapy

Lunchtime Drop-In Sessions


If you would like advice or have concerns about your child's mental health, please get in touch with their class teacher. However, if you'd like to suggest a direction the school should work towards or offer feedback on our mental health support, please fill in this form to share your opinions. Complete this form - click here


We also work alongside other outside agencies when families have made contact with them outside of school. One of the most common supports for families is M-Thrive which is accessed through your GP. You can see some of the services they offer here:
They offer a self-referral on their website here:

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Other pages

Cavendish Road,
West Didsbury,
Manchester M20 1JG
Mrs Taylor: Headteacher
Miss Evans: Deputy Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Hookes: Inclusion lead & SENDCO for years 1-4
Mrs Carroll: Inclusion lead & SENDCO for years 5-6
All available via the school email & telephone number