Infant School

Aiming High, Achieving Together

Parent Guide to Mental Health Support for Children

At Merton Infant School, we are committed to supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of all our children, staff, governors, parents and community.


We have a dedicated Mental Health and Wellbeing Team, for more details please the link below:

We provide a range of support programmes to develop the skills for children's mental health and wellbeing. As part of our Personal Development Learning (PDL) curriculum we follow the Jigsaw scheme which integrates personal, social, health and economic education with an emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural, especially spiritual development. 


Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.


In addition to Jigsaw we also utilise a programme called Trick Box to help children develop emotionally as well as academically. It helps build positive and happy life habits by giving children strategies for developing resilience and effective communication. For further information about the programme please click the link below: 

For children requiring support beyond that covered by our curriculum and provided by staff in the classroom we have a range of programmes run by our trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA). For more details please click the link below:

We also run a Nurture Group for children having difficulty settling into school and responding to the demands of daily life in a classroom. For more details please click the link below: