Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit

Mental Health and Wellbeing




Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you're doing.

It is the opposite of rushing or multitasking. When you're mindful, you're taking your time. You're focusing in a relaxed, easy way.


 Mindfulness apps for students

  • Headspace for Kids: As one of the most popular mindfulness apps in the world, Headspace can be accessed on any device and guides users to learn the basics of meditation in just ten-daily, ten-minute lessons. Headspace for Kids is their newest launch designed specifically for younger generations.
  • Buddhify: This guided meditation and mindfulness app deals with everything from intense emotions to sleep. Its optional Buddhify Membership unlocks features like kid-friendly, ‘karaoke-style’ meditations, which can be read aloud, as well as weekly video courses.

 Non-tech tools.

  1. Box breathing. Hold one nostril, slowly breathe in and hold for a few seconds. Close the opposite nostril and slowly breathe out. Repeat for a few minutes.
  2. Body scan. Start at the top of the head and focus on each subsequent muscle group until you reach the toes. Students can do this on their own or as guided by their instructor.
  3. Colouring. As with many forms of art therapy, colouring has been shown to reduce stress and improve focus. It’s great for adults too and can be implemented anytime a mindful break is needed.

Increasing Emotional Wellbeing

  Be in good health         Have a balanced diet       Get regular exercise


 Play outdoors           Attend a school that supports wellbeing of pupils


      Feel part of a family that gets on (most of the time)


  Play indoors           Feel you are safe           Feel you are valued 


Take part in local activities                   Feel you are loved     


  Recognise strengths       Have aspirations        Accept who you are


 Have opportunities to learn           Have a sense of belonging


      Feel you are trusted                      Have opportunities to succeed    

Advice and Support

WF-I-Can, online resource and 1to1 chat, Mon - Fri, 1-5pm and 7-9pm


Youth Work Team,


Kooth Online, face to face counselling and group work


Childrens First Hubs,


Well Woman 16+,

Rosalie Ryrie,


Homestart, families with a child up to 12,


STRIPES (LGBTQ) support and social activities online,


CGL Change Grow Live, young peoples substance misuse service,


WADDAS, domestic abuse service,


YOT, youth offending team,


STAR Bereavement ,


CAMHS - Children ands Adolescent Mental Health Service,


PEERS - Trauma informed interventions and counselling,

Useful tips for young people dealing with everyday challenges.