St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health week is 5th - 9th February 2024.

We will be doing lots of exciting and interesting activities led by out Mental health Champions during this week.

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:

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 2024

Aurora , Ava, Layla (Year4 ) and Aisla (year 3)

Parents Info: 

  • Contact Miss Wild or Mrs Wilson if you have concerns around your child's mental health and wellbeing and we can offer guidance and support either in school or through professional channels.

Useful websites: - Mental health matters in Bradford District - 'Place2Be' is a national charity providing emotional support to children in schools. - 'Young Minds' offers free confidential support (Online or Telephone) - 'MindEd for Families' is intended to support parents and those caring for children and young people.

Wellbeing Charter