Welcome to our mental health and wellbeing page.
Our vision is to develop a school community where children can enjoy a welcoming, secure, happy and healthy environment, where all members can develop self-confidence, self-esteem, self motivation, independence, compassion, tolerance and understanding of others.
At St Joseph's we support the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We have a supportive and caring ethos model of respect and kindness, where each individual is valued.
At our school we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support.
On this page you will find information about what St Joseph's does to support pupil's mental health and wellbeing. If you are worried about your child's mental health, please contact us. There are also links to useful websites if you are worried about your child and would like further guidance or advice.
SENDCo - Mrs Robinson
Mental Health Lead - Mrs Farrah
Place2Be Parenting Advice - practical tips to support children's wellbeing and behaviour
A free resource covering 51 topics by child mental health experts.
This year's theme is 'My Voice Matters'. My Voice Matters is about empowering children and young people by providing them with the tools they need to express themselves.
At St Joseph's, we wanted to raise as much awareness as possible about mental health, as well as making it inclusive and fun.
Some of the activities the children joined in with during our Children's Mental Health week:
- Pep the Poet assembly and workshops linking 'Time to Talk' with poetry
- Being part of a Podcast discussing the importance of mental health at Press Books & Coffee
- Mindful colouring
- Creating 'What Matters to Me' spirals and sharing these with each other
- Playing games that encourage talk
- Comfy Clothes Day
'Time to Talk' Podcast with Pep the Poet and poems by Year 6
Pep the Poet assembly and workshops
Mental Health Week