Here at Holy Innocents, we value the well-being of those in our school community. We strive to foster an inclusive learning environment that acknowledges and supports the mental health & well-being of pupils and staff.
We have ‘Listening Ear’ throughout the school which enables children to speak to trained members of staff regarding anything that is troubling them. The children are encouraged to share their feelings with their friends and trusted adults. There are nurture groups set up to support children’s social and emotional well-being. These sessions have a positive effect on the children and school as a whole.
Our weekly RSHE lessons always feature elements of well-being and the children are taught vocabulary to help them communicate what they are feeling. We believe that all feelings are valid and there are no “bad” feelings. We teach children ways to process their emotions and make positive steps to maintain a healthy mind.
Please speak to the class teacher if you are concerned about your child's mental health, well-being or behaviour. As a school, we are here to support you and your child.
Please follow this link which will signpost you to other helpful information and support regarding your child’s mental health & well-being:
You can also contact Young Minds’ Parents Helpline for detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25. Call them for free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.
For practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour follow this link:
Mental health resources for children, students, parents, carers and school/college staff signposted by the government:
For urgent help, follow this link for signposts and advice:
The well-being of our staff is paramount to a healthy working environment. Work-load is reviewed termly to ensure staff have a good work-life balance. We have Well-Being staff meetings where staff our encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings about the workplace and ways in which we can improve well-being are shared. These meetings are optional as we believe well-being is individual and looks different for every person. Staff socials are also encouraged to promote good relationships between staff members.
Please see the links below to useful mental health & well-being resources and helplines: