St. Wulstan's Roman Catholic Primary School

Believe to Achieve: Love God, Love Learning, Love One Another

Welcome to St. Wulstan's R.C. Primary School.

Mental Health and Well-Being


Senior Mental Health Lead: Miss Hadfield


Our vision is to develop a school community where children can enjoy a welcoming, secure, happy and healthy environment, where all members can develop their ability to be Ready, Responsible, and Respectful.

At St. Wulstan's, we support the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, parents and staff. We have a supportive and caring ethos model of respect and kindness, where each individual is valued.  

We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support.  We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.  

We promote a mentally healthy environment through:

  • Promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging

  • Promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making

  • Celebrating academic and non-academic achievements 

  • Providing opportunities to develop a sense of worth through taking responsibility for themselves and others

  • Providing opportunities to reflect

  • Access to appropriate support that meets their needs

If your child is have issues with their social, emotional or mental health, then they may need support with:

  • Attendance
  • Attention and listening skills
  • Low self-esteem
  • Managing anger
  • Forming and maintaining relationships
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Life outside school


Your child may benefit from:

  • Behaviour support
  • Health Care Plan
  • Buddy System
  • Playground support
  • Access to quiet areas
  • Family Support
  • Pastoral support and guidance from a key member of staff
  • Lego Therapy
  • Support from the School Nurse
  • School-based nurture sessions
  • Support, advice & training from specialists


Positive Experiences

St. Wulstan's offers pupils many opportunities to do physical activities as well as opportunities to relax which both are ways to promote wellbeing and positive mental health.

  • Lunch games to play outside
  • Library to borrow books to read
  • Outside reading area
  • Friendship bench
  • Active learning
  • Nurture Provision - The Beehive Room
  • Home Learning Projects 
  • Themed days 
  • Charity days 
  • Christmas Fayres
  • Residential visits
  • Educational day visits 
  • After school clubs

Celebrating Success

We like to celebrate our many successes together by:

  • Posting celebrations on Twitter and Facebook and in our weekly school newsletters to celebrate what is taking place
  • Displaying pupil’s work
  • Celebration Assembly each week
  • Class Assemblies 



 The school follows the DfE guidelines for the teaching of Mental Health and Wellbeing in the following ways:

  •  Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) scheme of work
  • Come and See, RE Curriculum
  • Active Learning
  • Lancashire PE Scheme of Work
  • Assemblies and theme days  

Assessment Process of Pupil Well-being

At St. Wulstan's, we consider Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to identify the need of wellbeing for our pupils.   All staff complete termly SDQs and use these to assess how children are feeling and how well they engage with their learning, using a RAG rating system:

  • RED - these children will be a priority for support and will be discussed in greater depth with the Pastoral Team which may lead to involvement of outside agencies such as the school nurse, Children and Family Well Being, ELCAS, Child Action North West, ADHD NorthWest, Home Start, HARV, further support from within school and discussion with parents or carers if appropriate
  • AMBER -  staff may provide short term intervention within a group for a period of 6 weeks
  • Green - continue to have quality first teaching of the curriculum described above.  

Interventions to support Mental Health and Well-being

Staff from the Nuture and SEND Team co-ordinate interventions for pupils mental health and wellbeing such as:

  • Drawing and Talking Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Mentoring 
  • Self-esteem individual and group activities
  • Bereavement Counselling 
  • Lego therapy 



For children

We value the support of parents and carers by working in partnership with them to support the children.  Any parents with a concern around their child's mental health should contact Miss Hadfield or Wendy Schofield to discuss ways we can work together to support the child.

For parents and carers

Any parents with mental health concerns for themselves are most welcome to discuss this with Miss Hadfield or Wendy Schofield in confidence.  They can then signpost to support agencies and offer practical advice in the short term.

For staff

Any member of staff can contact either Miss Hadfield (or any other senior leader within school) for support and signposting.  Alternatively, anyone working within schools can contact the Educational Support Partnership on


Designated Mental Health Lead

All schools are required to have a Designated Mental Health Lead. Our DMHL is Miss Hadfield. The duties of the Mental Health Lead are to:

  • oversee the help the school gives to pupils with mental health problems
  • help staff to spot pupils who show signs of mental health problems
  • offer advice to staff about mental health
  • refer children to specialist services

The DMHL role ensures that the safeguarding of children’s emotional wellbeing is a priority and equally as important as protecting their physical health.


We have increased our range of videos on children’s mental health that schools can share with parents and carers. We hope that this will help everyone involved in a child’s life to better understand emotional and mental health, as well as effective and practical ways they can help. We now have four videos available to view:

  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Communicating Better with Children and Young People
  • Supporting Children’s Wellbeing and Resilience

Click here to access the videos

Apps for Wellbeing and Mental Health