Emotional, Social and Mental Wellbeing
At St. Andrew’s, we are committed to supporting children and staff with their wellbeing and mental health. We know that wellbeing, physical and mental health are all vital to successful learning.
Meet our Wellbeing Team
All staff contribute to the wellbeing of our children however within school, we are fortunate to also have a dedicated Wellbeing Team:
CASY Counselling Service
Student Wellbeing Champions
To support staff in promoting the importance of positive wellbeing and mental health throughout school, we have appointed 8 Student Wellbeing Champions. Children applied for the role by completing application forms and the successful candidates were selected then received training from practitioners from the outreach service ‘Healthy Minds’. The Student Wellbeing Champion role includes supporting our Mindful Monday Collective Worship, keeping an Emotional Wellbeing Information Board up to date with updates and information and helping other children in school access help from an adult if necessary. We are extremely proud of our Wellbeing Champions.
Recently, our Student Wellbeing Champions completed the ‘Healthy Minds’ Bronze Award and are now working towards gaining their Silver Awards later this year.
Useful links and resources
Here are a number of websites and resources for both children and adults which promote emotional, social and mental wellbeing.
Top Tips to support your child's mental health:
According to the BBC website, the lockdown has seen an increase in children under 11 seeking counselling, according to charities such as Childline and the NSPCC.
In a short and informative video, which you can watch by clicking on the image below (BBC News webpage), Educational Psychologist, Abigail Wright, shares five tips to help parents keep their children’s mental health on track.