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St Peter's
Catholic School

Mental Health/Wellbeing

Good mental health and wellbeing is essential for every St Peter's student as it helps them to learn effectively, cope with day-to-day challenges, and develop into resilient young adults. 

This is actively promoted and woven into lessons, Citizenship Days, assemblies and our pastoral care. Students are provided with information and resources on coping with stress, anxiety and depression and there are safe and supportive environments where students feel comfortable discussing their mental health and how to support their wellbeing.  We have a dedicated ELSA provision and school counsellor, and referrals are made by the Head of Year.

St Peter's promotes positive thinking and resilience by teaching strategies for positive mental health and wellbeing, including the ability to ask for help as well as accept support from others. This is combined with many personal resources that include using helpful thinking, having a positive outlook, being resilient during challenging times emotional awareness and having self-confidence.

Please find detailed below a number of useful links for parents and students and the presentation from our recent Mental Health Parents' Information Evening.

To view our Mental Health policy, please click here.

Pastoral Support at St Peter’s  

Resources for parents: 

  1. Mind: 
  2. Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide:  
  3. Charlie Waller:  
  4. Parenting Mental Health:  

Resources for young people: 

  1. Young Minds:  
  2. The Mix:  
  3. Childline: 

Apps/Text services for young people: 

  1. Kooth: 
  2. Tellmi:  
  3. Shout:  
  4. Childline 1-2-1 Counsellor chat:  
  5. Headpsace:  

There are lots more excellent resources, including books, videos and downloads here: