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Barming Pre-School and Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Barming Pre-School and Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Welcome to Term 6 - Monday 3rd June to Friday 19 July! Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July are INSET days and we are closed to children.
Welcome to Barming Pre-School and Primary School
We are a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 2 to 11 years old. There are currently 416 children on roll.
A Message from the Headteacher
Barming Primary School has so much to offer. Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to flourish and achieve their goals. Come and find out what we are all about!
Orchard Academy Trust
Barming Primary School is an Academy and is part of the Orchard Trust family of schools. The Trust currently consists of Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Achieving personal wellbeing should be your personal responsibility!   It cannot be delegated to someone else, nor can you rely on someone else to supply all the solutions.   There are many ways to create the right environment in which your personal wellbeing can thrive!

What is mental wellbeing?


Mental wellbeing doesn't have one set meaning.   We might use it to talk about how we feel, how well we're coping with daily life or what feels possible at the moment.


Good mental wellbeing doesn't mean you're always happy or unaffected by your experiences.   But poor mental wellbeing can make it more difficult to cope with daily life.

Tips for improving your mental wellbeing


There are lots of things we can try to take care of our wellbeing.   Here are some tips to help you:



It's not always easy to start with caring for your wellbeing.   You might find it helpful to:


  • only try what feels comfortable
  • give yourself time to figure out what works for you, going at your own pace
  • take small steps. Pick one or two things that feel achievable at first, before moving on to try other ideas.


If you're finding things difficult and these tips don't feel possible, it's ok to ask for help.


Please click on the following link on seeking help for a mental health problem for guidance on finding support and treatment for your mental health.

Emotional Needs

Please click on the YouTube link below to watch a short video on AT’s – Automatic Thoughts.   Are you someone who is good at catastrophizing?   If yes, watch this video!

Understand Stress and Stressors

When you are feeling stressed or you think someone is feeling stresses, take the opportunity to ask the following questions:


  • How does your body feel when you’re stressed?   Are your muscles or stomach tight or sore?   Are your hands clenched?   How is your breathing?
  • What are you feeling?   Angry or Sad?
  • What are you thinking of?
  • When you feel like this, what can you do to calm yourself down?


When supporting someone remember to use empathy, not sympathy!   Watch this short video if you would like to know the difference:

Child and Adolescents Mental Health Services - CAMHS


Specialist CAMHS services are available to children and young people who have severe, complex and enduring emotional/behavioural/mental health difficulties. Specialist CAMHS will accept referrals of children and young people whose symptoms or distress and degree of social and/or functional impairment are severe.

More information can be found on our other Mental Health page, please click here to go to this page.

  • Barming Pre-School and Primary School,
  • Belmont Close, Barming,
  • Maidstone, Kent,
  • ME16 9DY
  • 01622 726472