Welcome to our dedicated Mental Health and Wellbeing Page.
At St Joseph's Catholic School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of pupils and staff. Our aim is to care for and develop the whole child educationally, emotionally, spiritually, morally and physically. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. At St Joseph's, we recognise that children's physical and emotional health and wellbeing is fundamental and so, our aim is to create a teaching and learning environment that enables pupils to be healthy, happy, engaged and successful.
On this page you will find a variety of services that offer support locally, nationally and online.
At St Joseph's Catholic School, we
- help children to understand their emotions and feelings better - help children to feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries -promote children's positive self esteem, help to build children's confidence and encourage them to think positively about themselves and to accept their uniqueness. -help children socially to form and maintain friendships -help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage set backs - provide opportunities for the children to feel valued and important by creating an awareness of the positive contribution they can make towards school and the community.
During these challenging times, it is understandable that children and young people might be struggling and feeling anxious or worried. The well-being service at Brighton and Hove can offer support. Click HERE for more information.
Brighton and Hove City Council's community advice and support hub could support you with:
• Finding help with shopping, collecting prescriptions and other support
• Emergency foodbank referrals
• Advice to keep active and well and to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness
Click HERE for telephone numbers and more information about the support available to you.
Click HERE for a link to "Every Mind Matters" - a public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.
Click HERE for a link to the Anna Freud Centre - a mental health charity for children and families.
Click HERE for a document written by clinicians at the Anna Freud Centre who have developed seven ways that they consider to be best practice in responding to children and young people’s fears. It outlines some of the principles that can be easily adopted to support children and young people both at home and when they return to school.