T: 0151 652 8454
E: schooloffice@holycross.wirral.sch.uk

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

At Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being 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 our school 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 and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks 

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 such as well-being groups or personal mentors.

Lead staff member:

Mrs Paula Brás: SENDCO and Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Lead 

School Nurse:
Our School Nurse is available to support you with any medical issues or concerns you may have.
The Nurse is not based at school but calls in once a week to ensure any requests are dealt with effectively.
Please phone school to make an appointment or speak to Mrs Brás our SENDCO.
Pastoral Team
Our Pastoral Team  are here to support and offer help to families with attendance and punctuality issues.
Ms Shields – Family Support Lead
Mr Halewood – Welfare and Attendance Officer
Mrs Patrick – Attendance Support
If you are struggling to get your child to school please contact the school office to speak to Ms Shields.

Engage and Change

Work with children in years 5 and 6 to developing self –esteem and confidence in weekly lessons. Developing knowledge and understanding relating to health and well-being leading to developing behaviour and self-belief.

They also deliver Parent workshops focusing on healthy eating and preparing healthy meals on a budget. (after school workshop) A Mental health Level 2 first aid qualification is available for parents and carers (after school workshop)

 

Kick Start
Work with children from EYFS, KS1 and lower KS2 focusing on self-esteem and self-belief as part of the Positive Values Programme.  The children and parents/carers take part in weekly fitness lessons focusing on physical and mental well-being and offer a range of after-school clubs for children and their parents/carers.

 

 

 

    Health Watch Wirral

    Click here to find out how you can access a wide range of family support services from Health Watch Wirral.

    There is an extensive list of services that you can access in your area for physical, health, mental health and well-being.