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Wetheringsett C of E Primary School

It is the smallest of all seeds but when it grows up it is the biggest of all plants. It becomes a tree, so that birds come and make their nests.' Matthew 13:32

Children's Wellbeing

Parent support in helping young people with anxiety.


The Emotional Wellbeing Gateway is the Suffolk multi-agency hub for mental health information and support.


The resources below are more specific. There are a range of topics covered in the guides in the ‘five top tips’ section some of which may be useful.

Drawing and talking 


At Wetheringsett we have two fully trained professionals in Drawing and Talking. Drawing and Talking is a safe and easy drawing technique for use with children and young people who have suffered trauma or have underlying emotional difficulties affecting their mental health and well-being. 


Drawing and Talking therapy supports those who are not realising their full potential either socially or academically. Drawing and Talking is completed over 12 half an hour sessions, one session per week.

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)


We are fortunate to be in the position to have trained a member of staff as an ELSA. We believe our ELSA to be a fantastic resource for the pupils of Wetheringsett school.


ELSAs are emotional literacy support assistants. They are teaching assistants who have had special training from educational psychologists to support the emotional development of children and young people in school. ELSAs have regular professional supervision from educational psychologists to help them in their work.


ELSAs help children and young people learn to understand their emotions and respect the feelings of those around them. They provide the time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and how they manage them.


You can find out more about ELSAs at