At Craneswater, we are committed to supporting your family’s physical and emotional health and wellbeing.  We want to make your child’s journey with us as supported and enjoyable as possible. Our family well-being support team are here to help or signpost you to external agencies.  We can help with:

  • Your child’s health and well being
  • Behaviour concerns
  • Parenting advice
  • Educational Guidance
  • Internet safety including social media

We can also offer information on activities in the community to promote your child’s wellbeing.

We run a drop-in service every Monday in term time between 1pm and 3pm.  You can either make an appointment with Reception or just drop in.  If you cannot make a Monday, we are available at other times with an appointment.

Your main contacts will be:

Mrs T Davis – Lower School well-being support and specialises in SEN. 

Mrs S Johnson – Upper school well-being support and specialises in attachment and behaviour.


NHS Every Mind Matters  

Ten top tips to help with coronavirus related anxiety 

NHS Mindfulness

Ideas and advice on mental health and wellbeing


Information for children about coronavirus and where to turn for support 

Young Minds 

Advice and support available to help with coronavirus related anxiety

Government guidance for children with SEND

Guidelines and resources to support the education of children with SEND during the coronavirus pandemic

Parent & Behaviour Support 

 Parenting Surgery


Details of parenting surgeries available via phone consultation to discuss behavioural issues 

Family Wellbeing Support 

Our weekly drop in service at Craneswater 

Parent Buddies

Have you got a concern about your child but don't know where to turn for help?


Active Communities

Online fitness classes for young people and families 

Childhood Illnesses

Advice on childhood illnesses

 NHS Solent Trust

Someone you know and can trust to discuss your child's health

Head Lice

Solent Children's Services

A Guide for Parents and Carers

Text Messaging Advice Service

Advice for parents/carers and young people in Portsmouth 

CustomEyes Books

Tailor-made books for visually impaired children

NHS Solent

Sleep Help

A support page for helping children with sleep problems

Mental Health & Wellbeing 

Everybody Worries

An online picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus 

Home Booklet

Information about coronavirus and child friendly advice and activities 

Healthy Young Minds

What is anxiety?

Mighty MoeAnxiety 

An anxiety workbook which children can use with the guidance of parents or a mental health professional

Self Harm Prevention

Healthy Young Minds Newsletter for Parents 

 Anger Management

Healthy Young Minds 

What can parents do?

Eating Disorders and Healthy Eating

Healthy Young minds

What is an eating disorder?

Exam Stress

Healthy Young Minds

What is exam stress?

 Low Mood and Depression

Healthy Young minds

What is low mood and depression?


Healthy Young Minds

Coping with life's 'ups' and 'downs'

Sensory Issues

Healthy Young Minds

What are sensory issues?

Fortnight Factsheet

Child safety on Fortnight:

Parent Factsheet