Welcome to our dedicated Mental Health and Wellbeing Page
On this page you will find a variety of services that offer support locally, nationally and online.
As a school we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously and we are leading the way in highlighting this area. We are proud to announce we now have a dedicated member of staff who is now accredited in ELSA, and supporting pupils with their well-being.
We have also secured the support of a trainee mental health practitioner who is working alongside or Mental Health Lead, Mrs Compton to support our pupils.
Click on the blue headings for more information on each particular service.
Our dedication to Health and Wellbeing
At St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, we understand the need for everyone in our school to have a healthy lifestyle. This helps pupils and staff to do their best and build on their achievements. We actively promote physical and emotional health, and aim to equip pupils with the understanding and skills they need to make informed decisions about their health, both now and in the future. By championing healthy eating, healthy lifestyles and emotional health and well-being, we are aiming to continue to raise standards and improve levels of pupil achievement.
Links to useful health and wellbeing websites for your use and information are posted below.
Calm Zone Activities
Dove Bereavement Counselling Service
Arch: specialist advice on domestic violence, homelessness and social issues
- information-for-parents-and-carers-leaflet on mindfulness.pdf
- Anxiety Booklet
Dragonfly - Website LinkDragonfly work with young people, their families, their educators and employers by helping to tackle emotional wellbeing issues, so that they are able to fully engage with all aspects of their life
YoungMinds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Advice on depression, anxiety, ADHD & self-harm
YoungMinds Parents Helpline
0808 802 5544 (9.30 to 4.00pm, Mon- Fri)
We offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
Eating disorder advice
Adults over 18 including parents, teachers or concerned adults
0345 634 1414 - . (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
0345 634 7650 - (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email: email@example.com
Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders and difficulties with food, weight and shape. We also have an email service and an online one to one service.
0300 123 6600 (UK), 24 hours a day
live chat (UK), 2-6pm
SMS: 82111 - Need a quick answer? Text a question and FRANK will text you back.
Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)
Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line
Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)
Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.
Telephone: 0800 1111
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything - no problem is too big or too small.
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Elefriends is run by Mind.
If you're a carer needing support you can contact all of the above as well as Carers Directand the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, both of whom are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you.
Live a happier, healthier life with just a few minutes of meditation a day on the Headspace app.
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults.
Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
Please click on this link if you wish to be directed to Kooth.
Colorfy is a lovely colouring mindfulness app that first started off in print version. Based in science of creativity and how colouring can create a feeling of flow that is associated with a meditative state. It is beautiful, and just looking at the lovely colours made me feel happy. You can paint from pre-loaded templates or even create your own.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.