Mental Health & Wellbeing
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:
- 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 wellbeing groups or personal mentors.
Lead staff members:
Rachel Parker: Mental Health Champion
Gabriella Wild: SLT lead for the Mental Health Champion
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.
- On Thursday 7th February 9.00-10.30am Miss Wild and Mrs Parker will be hosting a Coffee Morning to enable you to discuss any concerns you have about SEN issues or well-being issues. Pop in for a chat it will be lovely to see you.