Supporting Mental health
At St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School, 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
help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
Click this link for further information about how we support children’s mental health and well being in school.
Click here to view a child-friendly leaflet explaining mental health.
Click here for information about CAMHS.
EMOTIONAL LITERACY SUPPORT
In school we are fortunate to have trained Emotional Literacy Support practitioners in Miss Mackin, Mrs Laing and Miss Clark. They are able to offer emotional literacy sessions which support children in understanding their emotions.
There will always be children and young people in schools facing life challenges that detract from their ability to engage with learning. Some will require greater support to increase their emotional literacy than others. ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.
WEBSITES FOR HELPING CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH - click on the pictures below to access the website