At St Paul's school we support the emotional wellbeing of our pupils, parents and staff. The second aspect of our school vision is that 'we seek to understand ourselves and to understand others'. We know that everyone experiences challenges in life that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional support in some way.
Our PSHE/RSHE programme (Jigsaw) deepens our children's understanding of emotional wellbeing as well as providing our children with a toolkit of strategies to support them when they have worries or anxieties. At St Paul's we offer 'drop in' sessions on a Tuesday lunchtime with our Pastoral Lead, Katy, where children in Key Stage Two can talk about their feelings. Should you wish your child not to access these sessions, please inform the school in writing.
Should your child require further support with their emotional wellbeing the school is able to signpost families to services. Please contact the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion for further information.
Click on the link below for advice for nurturing open lines of communication between you and your child.
If you have concerns about your child's emotional wellbeing please see the tabs below for advice.
Top Tips for Feeling Good - a child friendly leaflet with suggestions of strategies for when they are feeling stressed or anxious.
Childline is a free and confidential service where children can talk about anything.
Childline can be contacted on 0800 1111.
YoungMinds is a charity that champions the mental health and wellbeing of young people. Their website has advice and strategies as well as a Parents Helpline.
Physical exercise has been proven to have a positive impact on mental wellbeing. A twenty minute walk can be a mood booster. The local area has many footpaths - but wellington boots may be necessary. Discover these footpaths by clicking the following link:
Should you be worried about your child's mental wellbeing please speak to the Head of School or the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion. For serious concerns about your child's mental health, contact your child's G.P.