Mental Health and Wellbeing at St Michael and All Angels
At St Michael and All Angels, the wellbeing of our pupils is hugely important to us. We have signed up for the Wellbeing Award to recognise what we do to support pupils and staff. The Wellbeing Award for Schools is administered by Award Place in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau.
This award will help us to recognise the positive work which has taken place in our school to support our staff and pupils as well as developing our practice to promote positive mental health and well-being in our community. We want our pupils to understand how they can support themselves and others with well-being so that they can fulfil their potential and contribute positively to their community.
There are 8 key objectives which form the award which detail indicators we need to evidence. The award will help us to develop our practice further to ensure that well-being is securely embedded in our school ethos and values for the future.
We will demonstrate our commitment to:
- Promoting mental health as part of every day school life
- Talk about mental health
- Improving the emotional well-being of our staff and pupils
- Ensuring mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
- Offering provision and interventions that matches the needs of our pupils and staff
- Promoting the importance of mental health awareness
- Capturing the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues
You can become involved in this award by sharing your views via parent questionnaires, becoming part of our Change Team.
In school, pupils can access support. Pupils are aware of who they can talk to. We want our pupils to understand that we are all responsible for wellbeing.
We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our pupils, staff and wider school community to make our school environment a positive place to learn and in which to work and visit.
It goes without saying that we are contactable at any time at school to discuss any issues you have in a constructive and sensitive way.
Should you have a concern regarding the wellbeing of your child, you can email school on StMichael.andAllAngels@knowsley.gov.uk or alternatively phone school to discuss your concerns 0151 477 8400.
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Champion in school is Ms M Trayer who can be contacted at school on 0151 477 8400.
School Vision and Policies
Wellbeing and Healthy Champions
Corrah Amelie and Nico
Harry and Lola Isabella and Lois
5 Ways to Wellbeing
At St Michael and All Angels, we understand that we are all responsible for Mental health and wellbeing. We follow the 5 ways to wellbeing to help us to feel positive and to get the most out of our days.
Here are the 5 ways to Wellbeing.
Give Connect Be Active Keep Learning Take Notice
You can find more information below. Why not follow the 5 ways together as a family.
At St Michael and All Angels, we love to be active. We understand how being active can help our mental health and wellbeing.
We have a Forest School within our school grounds. We take part in outdoor activities and incorporate the 5 ways to wellbeing as much as we can. We always feel positive after a visit to the forest even if it rains!
Our weekly newsletters have a wellbeing section with useful information and links.
We are always open to listening to your views and suggestions. Please complete the form here to offer any suggestions or ask for ways we can help and support you. We are here to help if we can.
Useful Website Links
There is a huge amount of support and information available for parents, carers and children on many different websites.
Below we have included links to trusted websites which we think you will find useful.
Schoolrun App Suggestions
Anna Freud Centre
Centre for Mental Health
NHS – Services for Children
NHS – Services for Parents and Carers
Place 2 Be
Hub of Hope
Mental Health Org
Please contact us if you require any further information.