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Emotional Wellbeing

What is Mental Health?

At Bridge the Gap, we help children learn more about what emotions are, how they feel in their body, growth mindset, authentic resilience and self-esteem and we also help them to understand what mental health is.

At Redwood, we have developed a very close and valued working relationship with Bridge the Gap - a not-for-profit organisation established in Derby to support children, young people and their families with Emotional Health and Wellbeing.


Bridge the Gap offer support for children on a 1:1 basis and in small groups. They also facilitate parent workshops to enable us all to develop a deeper understanding of feelings and the reasons behind these.


Bridge the Gap have a hub, located on Friar Gate, in Derby where they offer a host of other services, including Wellbeing Wednesdays - sessions for parents to have a safe space to talk.


Further information can be accessed here:

Zones of Regulation

'Zones of Regulation' supports pupils to manage and regulate their feelings and emotions. It aims to support pupils to identify different feelings and emotions and further develop mutual feelings and self-regulation strategies to support them when they are in different zones. The zones are described below:

Green zone- feeling calm and ready

Blue zone- energy running low

Yellow zone- quite strong but can manage

Red zone- very strong feelings- out of control


Here are some ways that you can carry on supporting your child at home using the 'Zones of Regulation'

1. Use the 'zones' visual when talking about feelings and emotions

2 Ask your child throughout the day, "What zone are you in?", "How do you feel?", "Why are you in the ______ zone?"

3. Model how you are feeling to them, for example, "I am feeling (yellow zone) because you're not helping me to tidy up.