Mental Health & Wellbeing
Here at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy all staff, governors, parents and pupils work together to create an environment that enables children to thrive. Pupils at Our Lady’s show a resilience and confidence to learn in all areas of the curriculum and have a wide range of opportunities to understand the importance of good mental health and wellbeing. We know that pupils here feel safe and secure and they know that adults will listen to them and they are valued.
At our school, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and pupil body. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable pupils. In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health. By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health policies and procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for pupils affected both directly, and indirectly by mental ill health.
In September 2020, Our Lady’s Catholic Academy, made the commitment to the Wellbeing Award for schools. We are working with the framework to embed and improve our current provision for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Our appointed change team can be found in the document below.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead – Mrs S Birks
Mental Health First Aiders – Mrs S O’Leary
Early Years Mental Health First Aider - Mrs K Rammell and Miss Evans
Mental Health Reps
Reception: Yaashwin Arulananthan and Gracie-Mai Douglas
Year 1: Alvie Wheeler and Alyssa Parsons
Year 2: Ava Berriman and Ibrahim Umar
Year 3: Max Lynch and Maizie Rushton
Year 4: Maisy Lynch and Lacey Smith
Year 5: Harper Wright and Alberto Gojnea
Year 6: Sia Ward and Skye Irving
Coronavirus Advice and Support:
Please visit the following websites for expert advice and support during these uncertain times. You can also find some well-being activities in the Wellbeing folder on this page.
|Bedtime wind down activities for children aged five to seven.pdf||Download|
|How many positives activity.pdf||Download|
|Making negative thoughts into positive thoughts activity sheet.pdf||Download|
|Mindful minute brainbreak cards.pdf||Download|
|Mindfulness challenge cards.pdf||Download|
|Wellbeing craft - things to look forward to jar.pdf||Download|