Kirkdale St Lawrence C of E Primary School

Learning today, Leading tomorrow

01519 222775

Fonthill Road, Liverpool, Mereyside L4 1QD

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The Roar Response to Mental Health in Primary School

We all have mental health, and there are things that happen to us every day that have either a positive or negative effect on how we are feeling. The ROAR rainbow scale can be used to gauge where children are at key points in the day. This gives us an indicator of how ready our children are to engage in learning and to recognise their



Ask your child/children to rate themselves and how they feel along the rainbow. It is okay to not feel okay. We all have good day and bad days. This will give you a good idea of how ready and able they are to engage with whatever you are doing at that point in the day.

This could be used over a week to identify key times of the day when your child’s mental health is low. How could you change your routine and structure of the day to change this?


Could you put in an exercise or relaxation session?

Is it time to connect with friends and family?

Is it time to go outside and enjoy some fresh air and connect with nature?

Maybe take some time listen to music or enjoy a story together.



Meet Resilient Ralph


 We use Resilient Ralph in school as a talking point for resilience


  • Green hat – keep calm and relax hat.
  • T-shirt to remind people to be resilient.
  • Rubberband – Do you bent or break? We all have a breaking point.
  • Springs to bounce back.

Click link for parent/ carer children's mental health session


Information for the QWELL services on offer to any adult in Liverpool


Liverpool Qwell (whole population) Poster with Eventbrite links.docx (1).pdf


To help in supporting your child's mental health the following resources may be useful.






Useful links for parents and carers

Wellbeing Booklet (1).pdf

Covid19 Story.pdf





Our commitment to keeping our children safe, and providing the best possible environment in which  every child is cared for and able to learn and grow, underpins all our teaching and learning.

Part of this commitment includes ensuring that we actively nurture our children's physical and mental health.


The R.O.A.R response to mental health in primary schools is Liverpool's initiative to support children's mental health.

Recognise the signs and symptoms

Ask Open questions [try to find the BIG thought]

Access support, services and self-care

Build Resilience


Healthy Living

At Kirkdale, St. Lawrence CE VA Primary School we aim to care for and develop the whole child educationally, emotionally, spiritually, morally and physically.  As well as caring for their education we also care for their mental health and well-being and we feel that it is essential to provide children with information to enable them to make life long, well informed decisions about their diet and health.