A CHESTER primary school is celebrating the success of a recent initiative to support children’s mental health and emotional well-being.

Hoole Church of England Primary School's Natalie Carter, the school leader for Personal, Social and Emotional Health, has been recognised by external agencies, including clinical psychologists, for the work she has done in producing a book to support families in building resilience and helping their children to manage challenges.

The book, Building Resilience: A Guide for Parents & Carers, provides guidance for families on helping children to build the skills to navigate tricky situations.

Ros Flanders, headteacher at the school, said: “This guide has been acknowledged by external professionals a ground-breaking piece of work which will offer advice and guidance to families during the current pandemic and beyond.

"We are delighted with the response from our school community and experts in this field who have reviewed the resource.”

Natalie Carter, author of the guide, added: “We are committed to supporting the academic and personal development of every child at our school.

"The resource includes ideas of strategies for supporting resilience and also has information about books families can enjoy to reinforce key messages.”

The school is now planning an array of activities for World Kindness Day and Anti-bullying week later this month.