Family and Pupil Wellbeing

Ashbourne Hilltop Primary and Nursery School strives to support families and young people with wellbeing and mental health needs in a number of ways.

  1. A broad curriculum that includes key learning related to Personal Development, Sex and Relationship Education and PSHE)
  2. Targeted nurture interventions such as positive play, lego therapy, drawing and talking.
  3. Family Early Help

Early Help

What is early help?

‘Early help’ describes any service that supports children and families as soon as problems emerge.

Examples of early help services include:

  • Parenting support
  • Play and activity groups
  • Emotional health and wellbeing support
  • Communication and language support

Early help (sometimes referred to as ‘early intervention’) services are available via school, but may also be provided by local authorities. The type of support on offer can vary a lot. Many services will provide information and advice to support families. This can be offered in a one-to-one setting or as part of a group. They may also help families find solutions to specific problems.

Who is early help for?

There are early help services for parents, children or whole families. All early help is voluntary – families do not have to participate if they don’t want to. Early help could provide support at any stage in a child or young person’s life.

Early Help at Hilltop: