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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to St. Mary's Mental Health and Wellbeing page. The health and wellbeing of the St. Mary's community is at the heart of everything we do.

 

For urgent support, contact:

 

The Samaritans 

'Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.'

Phone 116 123 (24h/day, 365 days a year)

 

SHOUT

'Feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or in need of support? SHOUT is the UK's first free, confidential 24/7 text support service. It's anonymous and won't appear on your bill.'

Text SHOUT to 85258 to find help via text message

 

 

We follow the guidance from the DfE for our approach to mental health and wellbeing, which can be found in our 'Downloadable Materials' section. According to this document:

 

The school role in supporting and promoting mental health and wellbeing can be summarised as: 

• Prevention: creating a safe and calm environment where mental health problems are less likely, improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole school population, and equipping pupils to be resilient so that they can manage the normal stress of life effectively. This will include teaching pupils about mental wellbeing through the curriculum and reinforcing this teaching through school activities and ethos; 

• Identification: recognising emerging issues as early and accurately as possible; 

• Early support: helping pupils to access evidence based early support and interventions; and 

• Access to specialist support: working effectively with external agencies to provide swift access or referrals to specialist support and treatment.

 

 

Staff members have completed various training courses to help them support children, staff and families with their mental health. These include:

 

Mental Health Champions

Mrs Read

Mrs Gorman

Miss Strange

Mrs Whitlow

Mrs Eckersley

 

Mental Health First Aiders

Mrs Whitlow (adult)

Mr Jones (adult)

Miss Strange (youth)

 

Trauma Informed Practitioners

Mr Jones

Miss Strange

 

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA)

Mrs Read

Mrs Currie

 

We have a wellbeing committee which exists to respond to the needs of our school and support members of our community with their mental health. The committee is made up of the following staff members and governors:

 

Mrs Sheehan (Governor)

Mrs Baldwin (Governor)

Mrs Whitlow (DSL and family support)

Mrs Gorman (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Tomlinson (Teacher)

Miss Strange (Teacher) 

 

 

On this page you will find resources to help with the wellbeing of your family, as well as links to websites and charities which can offer further support.

 

If you have any comments or questions, or need any further support, please get in touch.

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