Health and Well-being

World Health Organisation

According to the World Health Organisation: Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. 

At Saint Wulstan’s Catholic Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play. 

 At Saint Wulstan’s we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

Lead Members of Staff

Whilst all staff have a responsibility to promote the mental health of children, staff with a relevant role include:

Mrs Savage: Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Warnett: Vice Principal and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Tasker: Vice Principal and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Mound: Designated Safe Speak Lead

We Offer Different Levels of Support:

Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance developing resilience for all.

Additional support- For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement. 

Targeted support-  For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions.

What do we currently do for mental health and wellbeing for our pupils and staff?

We have a designated Mental Health and Well-Being Lead in school that is responsible for promoting wellbeing for our staff and pupils (Mrs Mound).

We have a Well-being Team made up of the following staff: Mrs Savage, Mrs Warnett, Mrs Tasker, Mrs Mound, Mrs Freitas and Mr Tasker.

In school we have worry boxes for pupils to share their worries with a safe adult.

We have nominated school council members in each class to represent their peers and gain feedback in class assemblies.

We have year group email addresses all teaching staff so parents can email concerns or worries.

We have move up days, extra transition sessions and meet the teacher sessions for when a pupil is finding a class move difficult.

We have a lunchtime drop ins for pupils to be able to chat/share their worries with an adult.

We have Key Stage 2 children as jumping jacks to support younger children in positive play.

We have mental health and well-being trained staff in order to support pupils with their needs.

We have positive behaviour systems in place to promote positive social behaviour.

We have mental health and well-being assemblies to promote resilience and self-management.

We have a PSHE curriculum that helps pupils to build important life skills, such as learning to learn, habits of mind and the growth mindset.

Our ethos is to promote supporting the development of skills and character traits such as perseverance, compassion and teamwork.

We have a Mental Health and Well-being Policy for our school which is regularly updated.

We include World Mental Health Day and Children’s Mental Health Week in the school calendar and plan activities for the whole school.

All these websites have helpful resources for children's mental health. Please remember that you can always contact the school if you need support.

NSPCC - 0808800 5000

Childline 08001111

Emmaus CMAC
St Wulstan's Catholic Primary School Ofsted
A School Life Website
School Life iOS Mobile Application
School Life Android Mobile Application