Mental Health & Wellbeing
"Our school is a place where we all come together as one community to learn, have fun and make lasting friendships all under God's love and care."
At St Lawrence Catholic Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable, and at times anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play. We encourage all our children to talk openly about any concerns and ask for help when they need it. All our members of staff are trained to recognise and effectively deal with any concerns or worries that our children may face.
At St Lawrence Catholic Primary School we:
- help children to understand their emotions and feelings
- help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- help children socially to form and maintain relationships
- promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
- encourage children to be confident
- help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
We have specially trained staff who can support you child in small groups using tailored games and activities. These run throughout the school day and are available to all our children
Many children from KS2 are now members of the ‘Buddy Team’. Their role is to welcome the children at the school gates every morning. They also support the children at playtime and lunchtime by leading games and being a good role model to others. We are extremely proud of them
We employ the services of a school counsellor from the Catholic Children's Society. Should you feel your child would benefit from this service, referrals can be made by our SENDCO, Mrs Gough
We are very excited to announce that we are a Rainbows school. This means that some of our staff have been specially trained to deliver support groups for children who have experienced a significant loss in their lives. This may be due to the death of a loved one, or family breakdown / separation. The programme helps children cope with their grief and feel less alone.
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