Melbourne Infant School Child Wellbeing Policy


We are delighted to have been awarded a Bronze "SMILERS" Award from Derbyshire County Council for the work we have done in school on positive mental health and wellbeing.

Positive mental health and wellbeing is something that is so important to us here in Melbourne Infant School, to help our children succeed in school and in later life.  ‘SMILERS’ is an initiative from Derbyshire County Council, and is an acronym to help us all to remember the things we can do – physically and mentally – to help us in our wellbeing, through all of our ups and downs. 

We use Colour Monsters to talk to our children about their feelings; no matter how big or small – to help them to think about how they think, feel and act.   We support one another, move, share our interests and look around our environment; we encourage eating well and resting whilst all staying connected.  It is not just for children, but for all of our grown-ups too!


Mrs Martin (Class teacher) is our Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead at Melbourne Infant School. Please contact her through the school office if you would like any more information or support.

Our wellbeing provision map shows the types of support we can offer if we feel that a child needs some help and we work in partnership with families to decide on the next steps. This may sometimes include referral to other support agencies. Please let us know if you would like a copy.

In school we follow the SMILERS approach to Mental Health and Well Being with the children. Please click here to watch the SMILERS video. 


When families need support with mental health and well-being, we can signpost to services which can help. We work together to seek advice and find solutions. Some of these services are included on the links below:!/directory

Online service for children over 10 years old:

Online service for adults:                             

Free mental health support for adults in Derbyshire: