Mental Health and Wellbeing
“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” (World Health Organization)
In our school, our Christian vision shapes all we do:
‘Trust in the Lord and Flourish’ (Proverbs 11:28)
St Mary’s is a Church of England school, which welcomes all children and enables them to flourish.
At St Mary’s we aspire to develop the gifts and talents of all our children and to equip them with the knowledge and skills to achieve their potential. Through our teaching and collective worship, we will nourish those of the Christian faith, encourage those of other faiths and challenge those who have no faith. We enable all our pupils to FLOURISH by providing a wide range of educational opportunities and experiences. We care for all our members within a secure family environment. We encourage and value an active partnership between school, home and the wider world.
In addition, 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.
BEAM: Be Kind to your Mind, Children and Young People Drop in.
What to expect from Beam -
Drop ins for children with their parents, who have any mental health concerns. Run by The Children’s Society, BEAM is a mental and emotional health service.
- Low intensity therapeutic support to children and young people under 25, their parents, carers and professionals.
- Promotion of psycho-education to help young people and their families understand mental health conditions, improve resilience and develop coping strategies.
- Gives practical support and suggestions, taking time to listen to ensure our service users feel heard.
- Offers a variety of ways for young people and their families to access support: drop in sessions, groups and workshops and youth participation.