Mental Health and Wellbeing

At St. Anne’s, our vision is of a place where everyone loves to be. Our wellbeing is a big part of this as it affects how we relate, interact, learn and grow. Ultimately, the day-to-day ethos and approach we have at our school has an impact on the well-being of all of us, therefore at St. Anne’s we strive to promote well-being through some of our strategic goals. The goals that promote wellbeing are that we be the best we can be, we are all in this together and that we take care of ourselves and each other.

 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.

The five ways to well-being are:

Connect – connect with people around you.

Be active – find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.

Keep Learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence.

Give to others – give to those in need or even giving a smile, a thank you or a kind word.

Be mindful – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you.

Further Resources

5 Steps to Wellbeing

7 ways to support children with their worries

From Mindless to Mindful by GoNoodle

Let’s Unwind by GoNoodle

NHS Every Mind Matters