Bailey Green promotes emotional wellbeing and mental health within school. Everyone involved in the school looks out for each other and supports one another. We really care about the emotional wellbeing of everyone involved within the school.

Our staff need to be fit and healthy too, so we all wear a ‘fitbit’, aiming to walk 10,000 steps a day.

Bailey Green are proud to have achieved the WAS award (Wellbeing Award for Schools). 

Young Minds
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Just as people’s bodies can become unwell, people’s minds can become unwell too. Mental health problems are more common than you might think – three children in every classroom have a mental health
problem. Young Minds offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. If you need to talk, they can let you know about organisations that listen, plus they offer online support and info. www.youngminds.org.uk

Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child or young person with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects. So, if you are worried about anything, big or small – don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind, ChildLine is there.
Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours and the call won’t show on your phone bill)


We are a thrive school

The wellbeing of our children is very important to us at school and Bailey’s Butterflies. Children have the opportunity to visit our happy hub.

Bereavement Support

  • Holding Hearts Therapeutic Service
    A bereavement support service offering support to families and children through sharing stories, play and creative art.
  • Bereavement Support
    Childhood Bereavement Network is a National Support Service offering advice and guidance for young children and their families. Click on the ‘Families and Communities’ section and input your postcode into the search box on the map to find your Local Support Center
  • North Tyneside Talking Therapies
    A local service offering support to families who are coping with grief, bereavement and certain loss as well as offering a number of useful organisations who may be able to help.
  • Talk to your children about well-being.
  • Taking daily exercise helps to keep us healthy.
  • We all take part in a 1 mile walk every week.
  • We have cycle sheds to store scooters and bikes, and we have a weekly lunchtime cycling club.
  • You can also ‘Park and Stride’ at Morrisons (helps traffic congestion outside school too!).
    We have lots of opportunities in school and after school to help keep us all fit and healthy (see our clubs page).

On this page you will find ideas, recipes and activities which will contribute towards a healthy lifestyle.

Check out our Healthy Tuck Shop every Wednesday and Friday, run by our School Council.

A balanced packed lunch should contain

  • Starchy foods. These are bread, rice, potatoes and pasta, and others.
  • Protein foods. These are meat, fish, eggs, beans and others.
  • A dairy item. This could be cheese or yoghurt.
  • Vegetables or salad, and a portion of fruit.
  • Starchy foods are a good source of energy, and should make up a third of the lunchbox.

But don’t let things get boring. Instead of sandwiches give kids bagels, pitta bread, wraps and baguettes. Use brown, wholemeal or seeded bread, not white bread.

Children often like food they can eat with their fingers, so chop up raw veggies such as carrots or peppers, and give them houmous or cottage cheese to dip the veggies in. Breadsticks and wholemeal crackers are great finger foods and they can be spread with low-fat soft cheese or eaten with reduced-fat cheddar and pickles.

Replace chocolate bars and cakes with fresh fruit, dried fruit.
Vary the fruit each day and get them to try new things, like kiwi or melon.

Visit the following website for some great packed lunch ideas.

Cheese and apple
Mix their favourite grated hard cheese with grated apple, chopped spring onions, a squeeze of lemon and a little mayonnaise. Delicious with wholemeal bread or rolls.

Visit the Change4Life  website for some great ideas and easy-to-cook family recipes.