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Saint Mary's

RC Primary School

We live, learn and grow together with Jesus

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Saint Mary's

RC Primary School

We live, learn and grow together with Jesus

Wellbeing and Mental Health

How we can help:

We all know that wellbeing and mental health is crucial to being successful and happy. It's important for us all; both children and adults. 


Learning Mentor

In school we employ a Learning Mentor, Maria Taylor, who works with us every Thursday. She sees pupils for a variety of reasons but also gives parents a quick call or home visit to support you too. If you feel you'd like to speak to Maria please give school a call and we will arrange this. 


Play Therapist

We are also very lucky to employ a Play Therapist, Jo Whalley, who works with us each Wednesday. Again, Jo sees pupils for a variety of reasons and there is a waiting list for this service. Jo can also support parents and carers too. 


Useful Links


Children and Family Wellbeing Service

This a locally run service offering a wealth of courses and groups for adults and children. See the link below for their latest 'what's on' guide: 


DFE Mental Health Resources for Children

The DFE have published a comprehensive guide for mental health and wellbeing for children:

Minds Matter

There are things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing.

Every Mind Matters can get you started with a free NHS online plan, showing you simple steps to help manage anxiety, sleep better and boost your mood. Create your own Mental Health Action Plan here:


Anna Freud

The AFC Crisis Messenger text service is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope. The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better. They can help with issues such as anxiety, worry, panic attacks, bullying and depression and are here to talk at any time of day or night. 

If you need support, you can text AFC to 85258.

There is also a booklet about helping your child manage returning to school after lockdown:
There is also a booklet to support pupils who are worried:

Listening Tree 

Listening Tree is a Not for Profit Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Lancashire, dedicated to providing quality services to organisations to help manage and support the health and well-being of their communities. This is achieved through specialist training, supervision and counselling.


There are lots of resources on the CAHMS website to support wellbeing and mental health:

Domestic Abuse 

Ways to seek help for domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Pupil Feeling Pack 

Here you will find a Pupil Feeling Pack which pupils can work through with you and discuss how they are feeling mainly centered around returning to school after a lockdown in the COVID-19 pandemic:


PREVENT is an organisation that helps and advises if you are concerned a young person is being radicalised. There is lots of information on their website:

We are With You

Here is a link to a new website to support children with mental health needs in Lancashire. 



Alice, a lady personally affected by suicide, has developed the charity please take a look at this site and what she has achieved so far. The ripple tab can be downloaded on to laptops and pc’s , when a search is performed regarding suicide an interception occurs and has relevant signposting to getting help. Alice has inputted over 35,000 trigger words, which would also activate the interception . It also covers self-harming

Alice is working with government, local charity’s and education/NHS continuously on this. . Many university’s etc have it in place. It also can be tailored for children.

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