At St Joseph’s, 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 our school we:
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 wellbeing groups or personal mentors.
Lead staff members:
Gabriella Wild: Senior Mental Health Lead & SENDCo
Michelle Wilson: Mental Health First Aider (Children) & Mental Health Champion
Ben Palmer: Mental Health First Aider (Adult)
Young Mental Health Champions:
Jessie, Riley and Harry (Year 6)
https://mentalhealthmattersinschools.org.uk/for-parents - Mental health matters in Bradford District
https://www.place2be.org.uk/ - 'Place2Be' is a national charity providing emotional support to children in schools.
https://www.youngminds.org.uk/ - 'Young Minds' offers free confidential support (Online or Telephone)
https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/young-people - 'MindEd for Families' is intended to support parents and those caring for children and young people.