St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School

St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School St Polycarp’s Catholic Primary School

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Champion

By 2025, the government aims for every school and college to have a designated wellbeing or mental health lead. It will be the responsibility of the designated lead to: 

  • oversee the whole-school approach to wellbeing
  • provide staff with the knowledge and confidence to understand and recognise signs of poor mental health in pupils and know where to go with any concerns
  • oversee the provision the school gives to pupils with mental health difficulties
  • manage how staff are supported with their own mental health
  • be proactive in developing links with specialist services, referring pupils if they need to.

At St Polycarp’s we see how valuable this is and how important it is to act now.  A whole-school approach also means creating a resilient environment for pupils, ensuring that mental health and emotional resilience is being discussed in the curriculum. 

I am very aware that for our children to flourish their emotional state is key.  Working together – Parents, Teachers and Support Staff – we can give each other the strength needed to see through the bad days… and feel more joy in life.  Working together, our children see how successful relationships and empathy can give everyone hope of a better life experience.  I will always have an eye on ways we can alleviate stress and I look forward to working on it with all of our Poly’s family.

We know, having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. The NHS have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. 

By clicking on this link and answering 5 quick questions you will get a free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control.

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