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Mental Health and Wellbeing


At St Monica`s we know that good learning and achieving a fulfilling life depend on much more than quality first teaching or a focus on academic progress and attainment. We pride ourselves that every member of the team considers each child`s broader well-being as being of paramount importance. Therefore, we create opportunities and take the time to get to know the children in our care well and, when necessary, we aim to support them and their families in addressing any issues in their Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH).


We have achieved the Well Being Award for Schools in 2020 and continue our work on well being across the school for children, staff and parents.  


St Monica's Support Network

We have a proactive approach to supporting our children and their families, including:

  • a Mental Health and Well-being Lead, Mrs Groves
  • trained Safeguarding lead;
  • specialist one-to-one teaching assistants for those who need,
  • Caritas worker for 1:1 support for pupils and families,
  • pupil school councillors from every class to promote well-being  
  • class 'mindfulness'  activities using GoNoodle;
  • whole school assembly themes to promote and support SEMH;
  • worry monsters and slips around the school for children to easily request support from a trusted adult;
  • weekly personal and social education lessons and circle time sessions in all year groups;
  • workshops, events and assemblies with well-being focus  
  • special support from CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service);
  • a range of health and sporting activities across the curriculum and in after-school clubs.

If you would like to discuss any of the above, or how we might best support you and your child with their well-being and mental health, please speak with Mrs Groves or a member of the School Leadership Team.