Well-being and Mental Health

Mental Health & Well-being

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 

 

Providing Family Support
 
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 Steers our Inclusion Manager.

Attendance Officer:
Our Attendance Officer is Graham Halewood,  he supports school and families with attendance and punctuality issues.

If you are struggling to get your child to school please contact Mrs Steers at school who can arrange a meeting with Graham.
 
Thumbs Up
'Making positive changes to the mental health of young people.'  Thumbs Up deliver a programme alongside school staff throughout the school that focuses on supporting our children on issues such as self-confidence, self-esteem, positive thinking, resilience.
 
My Esteem
 
We work alongside Katye Walsh form My Esteem, who provides support for children and families.

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.