Well-being at St Luke's
St Luke's Coffee Afternoon
A big thank you to everyone who attended out first St Luke's Coffee Afternoon. The meeting was an excellent opportunity for parents and carers to meet with the newly formed Cannock Mental Health Support Team (MHST).
After the meeting, Miss Woodgate and Mrs Scott met to make plans in order to further raise the profile of mental health around school. The coffee afternoon had highlighted the fact that parents are sometimes unaware of who they can turn to if their child is struggling with their mental health within school. With that in mind, we have produced this flow chart of who you can turn to for support:
Our next parent/carer meeting with the MHST will take place between our two "Meet the Teacher" events at 4:15pm on Wednesday 6th July in the hall. This will be a chance for parents/carers to learn more about the signs and symptoms of mild mental health conditions such as anxiety and low mood. We hope it will be extremely informative- especially with the summer holidays coming up, during which time our pupils will be spending more time at home.
At St Luke’s we endeavour to maximise the outcomes for every child and to guide them to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
We provide our school community with the tools to tackle moral, social and emotional issues and play a positive role in society, as reflected in our well-being policy.
As a school, we are currently working towards the “Well-Being for Schools Award”. Part of the award is not only looking out for our pupils, but our whole school community, parents too!
The well-being of our pupils, staff and parents is at the forefront of everything we do. We know that life can sometimes be challenging, making us vulnerable and, at times, in need of additional emotional support. There is no shame in this- positive mental health is everyone’s responsibility and we all have a role to play in looking after each other.
On this page you will find a variety of services that offer support on a local, national and international level for yourselves and your children.
To support children we…
- Use “Think It, Name It, Say It” to help children understand their emotions and feelings.
- Endeavour to create a trusted, safe environment where children can comfortably share any of their worries or concerns.
- Have weekly Well-Being Wednesday class worship to explore how children can support each other and themselves when they are experiencing difficulties.
- Provide bi-weekly active sessions that focus on the 5 ways to well-being for KS2 children.
- Have weekly Well-Being Worship each Friday to explore a variety of current affairs and areas of mental health.
- Have a varied PSHE curriculum encouraging our pupils to aim higher, think positively, be themselves and respect each other.
- Work closely with Cannock Mental Health Team and a variety of other agencies to support children who may need external assistance.
- Have 2 trained Mental Health First Aiders.
- Provide staff with training to support children experiencing common mental health issues.