Mental Health and Wellbeing
Our school mission statement is 'As Children of God we Love One Another.' To complement this as part of our commitment to the wellbeing of our children, families and staff we recognise the importance of promoting and protecting positive emotional wellbeing and mental health. In the first instance if you have any concerns please speak to your child's class teacher . Mrs Clowes is the school Mental Health Lead and has completed the Mental Health Lead Training course.
We are also able to offer a signposting service to a range of services supporting and promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing.
We are delighted to inform you that St Dominic's Catholic Primary School has achieved the ‘Committed’ accreditation. This demonstrates that the school has made a significant commitment to investing in the whole school’s mental health. This is a great achievement, and we are extremely proud.
St Dominic's Mental Health and Wellbeing Vision Statement
Children’s Mental Health Support Pathway
This is a PDF maps of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Support in Staffordshire.
They show the local support available to children and young people around emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
ACTION FOR CHILDREN
Action for Children deliver an emotional health and wellbeing service. They are there to help children and young people through dificult times. They also accept referrrals from children, parents and carers.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - Messenger Service
The AFC Crisis Messenger text service is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope. We know that finding the right support is important, especially if you need someone to talk to right now. The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with you. They will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to take the next steps towards feeling better.
They can help with issues such as anxiety, worry, panic attacks, bullying and depression and are here to talk at any time of day or night.
If you need support, you can text AFC to 85258.
Young Minds A-Z Guide
Our A-Z guide gives you advice on how to help your child with their feelings and behaviour, as well as mental health conditions and life events. We'll also show you where you can get help.
Could your child be a young carer. Do they look after someone in the family who is unwell, disabled, or has a mental health or substance misuse issue. If so your child can receive help from Staffordshire Together for Carers. They can be contacted on 0300 303 0621 or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HappyMaps was created by a GP in Bristol. It shows parents where to go to find advice for their children’s behaviour or mental health issues. https://www.happymaps.co.uk/
Five Steps to Wellbeing NHS
Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life. The website has links providing advice about issues which impact on wellbeing such as stress, anxiety, loneliness, fear, panic, grief to name a few.
This site makes yoga and mindfulness sessions fun for kids - so they can enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits early on in their lives.
Chill Panda is a Family friendly relaxation, breathing exercise and activity app designed by a Clinical Psychologist and recommended by the NHS in the UK.
Within school we also offer the Rainbows and Silver Linnings programmes. Members of school staff have been fully trained to deliver these programmes. These programmes aim to Nurture and develop the emotional health and mental well-being of children, young people and adults.