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All Saints Catholic Collegiate

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

Advice and support for pupils

Please click on the links below:

Younger Minds

Combined Wellbeing

CAMHS Portal for support and advice
CAMHS Portal for support and advice

Advice and support for adults

Please click on the links below:


Mental Health Foundation

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.


Jigsaw for families

NHS - Every Mind Matters

The Children's Society 

 Bedtime wind down activities for children aged five to seven.pdfDownload
 How many positives activity.pdfDownload
 Making negative thoughts into positive thoughts activity sheet.pdfDownload
 Mindful minute brainbreak cards.pdfDownload
 Mindfulness challenge cards.pdfDownload
 Relaxation cards.pdfDownload
 Wellbeing craft - things to look forward to jar.pdfDownload
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 WAS 1.3 Change Team Record.docDownload
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