Baden-Powell & St. Peter's CE Junior School

'Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.'  Colossians 3:23



Keeping well to do well at BPSP


Positive wellbeing and mental health have always been of utmost importance to all of us at Baden-Powell and St. Peter's CE Junior School and events of the last few years and their aftermath have made this an even greater priority both in our school and nationwide. 'Keeping well', both physically and mentally, will mean children are far more likely 'to do well' in each aspect of their lives.


In this section of our website, we are excited to show you the range of ways in which we are promoting positive wellbeing and mental health for all at BPSP; to share activities and advice that you could use at home to maintain or boost your child's wellbeing; and, to signpost you to organisations and charities which are specifically trained in various aspects of wellbeing and mental health.


As helpful and supportive as this may be,  please remember how important it is to contact your child's class teacher (in the first instance) if you are at all concerned regarding your child's wellbeing or mental health.






At Baden-Powell and St. Peter's CE Junior School, we always strive to promote positive mental health and wellbeing but also recognise that there is sometimes a need to support parents and children in achieving this. If you find yourself in this situation, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher, in the first instance. 


You may also find the document below of additional use. It contains 'live' links and/or contact details to a number of websites for a variety of different organisations and charities which focus on specific areas of wellbeing and mental health. They have been arranged in alphabetical order to make things easier. When looking through, please be aware that some websites are more geared towards supporting adult mental health and wellbeing and some are more for the child.  We hope this will provide useful reference points or sources of information.


Supporting your child to keep well and do well.


Keep checking this area of our website for wellbeing-related articles and reports. These will either offer you updates of what is going on in school or will provide information about aspects of wellbeing which may be useful to support your child. Also keep an eye out in Headlines for our new wellbeing section.

Wellbeing Swirls created during Children's Mental Health Week

 Latest Wellbeing Article

The 5 Steps to Wellbeing


Positive wellbeing and mental health continue to be a high priority here at Baden-Powell and although there have not been any specific wellbeing events this half term, we are continually encouraging children to think about the 5 steps to wellbeing through all the different things we do in school.

The Baden-Powell Market was just one of these opportunities. Not only were thousands of pounds raised ready to GIVE to charity but children had to CONNECT with others to both co-ordinate their stalls and sell their wares. They certainly kept ACTIVE whilst preparing for the main event as well as on the day itself and for some, LEARNING SOMETHING NEW also came into the equation. Finally, TAKING NOTICE of what others had created and appreciating all the hard work that had gone into the production of the merchandise was going on all around – I don’t think I have ever seen the children so engaged and determined in their quest to raise money for charity. A HUGE thank you to Mr Bush and all those involved in organising and running the event.


Stormbreak Shine



Stormbreak Shine is an additional resource which complements the Stormbreak sessions we run in school. It is a package which is designed to be done at home with your child to support them in improving their wellbeing and mental health; it has various strands for you to choose from (eg anxiety). If this would be of interest to you, please contact the school office who will put you in touch with Mr Bernard, our Stormbreak Champion.



Please remember, if you are concerned about the mental health or wellbeing of your child, please contact your class teacher in the first instance.


Over the Holidays


Please don’t forget to look at the Happiness Calendar for April which may give you some lovely wellbeing activity ideas for over the holidays – these can be done on the allocated day or at random.

For this and lots of other wellbeing information, please visit our website

And finally ….


At Baden-Powell, we always dedicate the first hour back after any holiday to wellbeing so that the children can settle back into their classes before starting the new half term: both staff and pupils find this really beneficial. This time round, teachers will be teaching their classes a relaxation technique which can be done anywhere by anyone to help relieve stress and anxiety – a useful tool for children and adults alike!!


Wishing you all a very happy Easter and a fun time with your friends and families.


Heidi Inns

Senior Mental  Health Lead


Children's Mental Health Week: Top Tips for Families

Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Slides from our parent workshop on managing anger, run by Becks Jackson, our school Navigator.

Activities from Mental Health Awareness Week May 2023

Happy Calendar




Stormbreak , a programme which we deliver here at Baden-Powell and St. Peter's Junior School to promote positive wellbeing and mental health, comprises one very important cog in our BPSP wellbeing wheel. Its aim is to improve children's mental health through movement and to equip them with coping strategies with which to tackle the stresses and strains that life presents.



Children regularly participate in a minimum of 2 sessions each week and they have been very vocal in expressing how beneficial they have found them.


Please visit the website for further details about the organisation  ( and encourage your child to look at the Wellbeing section under the CHILDREN tab of the website where we have uploaded some Stormbreak videos for them.










Nip in the Bud

Nip in the Bud® works with mental health professionals of the highest standing to produce FREE short evidence-based films and fact sheets to help parents, educationalists and others working with children to recognise potential mental health conditions. The goal is to increase the prospects of early intervention and to avoid those conditions becoming more serious in later years.



Gardening Club

Mr Kelly, our site manager, has been working extremely hard to get the school garden up and together as a calming and interactive space. Initially, he enlisted the help of teachers to clear the site and now, small groups of children are visiting the garden each week as part of promoting positive wellbeing.
Here is a short video to give you a little taster of what has been going on.