Dalton School Junior Infant And Nursery

From little acorns, mighty oaks will grow

Mayfield Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9HN
Contact: Mrs H Valentine (Office Manager)

01484 538729




Schools Advisory Service

All staff  are able to benefit from a range of health and wellbeing  services provided by Schools Advisory Service.  If you are a member of the staff please click  here to see what support is available to you from this service.

Staff Well-Being Policy

Dalton Well-Being Charter

School After Lockdown for Children

School After Lockdown - A Guide for Parents

Useful Mental Health Apps and Websites.

World Book Day - Supporting Mental Health

In order to celebrate World Book Day on the 4th March, the MHST team has produced a series of posters to highlight some of our top picks of books that can help children and adults discuss emotions and mental health issues. Books can be a brilliant way of opening up discussions and giving children a language in which to talk about complex feelings.  There is also a graphic of the benefits of reading to boost Mental Health.

We have grouped them into different key stages and also have recommendations for parents.  Please feel free to use these posters as you feel is appropriate.  We envisaged that some schools may wish to display them in nurture rooms or libraries, etc.  They could also be sent home via your learning platforms/email, etc.

Below are some links to other reading lists around children’s mental health.




KEY STAGE 2  - https://reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/children



This list mentions books around mental health and self-care for various ages and reading abilities (clearly sectioned out)



Our Mental Health Support Team have created a series of bitesize, introductory videos around understanding and supporting children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. These videos are aimed at children and their grown-ups and are best watched together to promote conversations around mental health. If support is required for a child or young person, then please speak to your Emotional Wellbeing Lead in school who is Mrs Justine Myers.


The link to the videos are below.  This topic has a video for both KS1 and KS2, although future videos may be more appropriate for just KS2.


Key Stage One



Key Stage Two