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Mental Health & Well Being

Introduction

At St. Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School, we care about our children beyond their academic abilities within the classroom. We value each child as an individual, appreciating the ups and downs of life they all face.  The emotional health and well-being of your child is incredibly important to us, as we want all children that come to our school to be happy and content and to achieve their full potential in life.

How we can help

Mental Health and Well-being is very important within the school and the wider community. We have a number of different ways to offer help to both parents and students who feel that they may need to talk to someone about their mental health, or get the support for someone they are concerned about.

  • If you have a concern about your child, another child, or even yourself, you can email clsstcuthberts@durhamlearning.net or request a telephone call from the Headteacher, Mrs Garrity or Mrs Kerr (Deputy Headteacher), for further advice and support.
  • Worry Boxes – pupils can post a note with concerns about another pupil or themselves. The information inside is followed up by the class teacher and/or a senior member of staff.
  • Pupils can also approach any member of staff that they feel confident with, with any concerns.
  • Rainbows and Sunbeams – this programme supports children who have had some form of loss in their lives. We provide a safe setting for children to talk through their feelings with a trained adult.

As a school we take all aspects of a children’s well-being seriously but we are first, and foremost, a school so as well as contacting us to let us know your concerns we strongly recommend that you contact your GP to discuss any concerns that you may have about your child.

We place great emphasis on the welfare of our school community and provide support, information and guidance to help everyone at our school feel happy. We also celebrate the diverse and inclusive nature of our school community and recognise the faiths, beliefs and needs held by all.

Please see below for mental health & well-being information, signposting to services and advice for parents:

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