At St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary, the health and happiness of all our children matters
We're proud to announce an exciting new initiative at our school.
We have partnered with One Goal, the UK's leading provider of mental health champions training for schools, to equip our pupils with the skills they need to become Mental Health Champions. One Goal has trained thousands over pupils across the UK, empowering children and young people to take charge of their mental health. Their expertly designed programmes cover stress management, emotional regulation, mindfulness, and much more. Pupils learn practical techniques to boost their own wellbeing and look out for peers who may be struggling.
At St Margaret Mary, we are committed to nurturing a culture that values emotional wellbeing just as much academic achievement or sports. Our pupils understand that good mental health is vital for success. We're so proud of them for embodying empathy, compassion, and service to others.
Launching our Mental Health drive
Information for Parents
Mental Health and the aftermath of Covid 19
Recently there has been so much change to our normal routines and so much uncertainty; naturally our children are going to be feeling anxious and unsafe. At this time our children are relying on us more than ever to make them feel safe.
One of the key ways that we can do this is through our relationships and connections. This just means spending time together completing an activity with your child where everyone is engaged. This then lets your child know that you are there for them and they are not alone, giving them a sense of safety. This is because completing activities together releases feel good chemicals that make your child feel calm, steady and connected.
This will not only help in the short term but also the long term when normality resumes. Spending quality time with your child when they need it most, tells your child that they are worthy of your help and that they are special and important. This then increases their self-esteem and self confidence in a time when everything happening around us could impact on it.
This page will try to help you as we return to normal. We hope to give you support and guidance and sign post you to other agencies if you need them.
Useful Links & Apps
Live a happier, healthier life with just a few minutes of meditation a day on the Headspace app.
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults.
Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
Please click on this link if you wish to be directed to Kooth.
Colouring can create a feeling of flow that is associated with a meditative state. It is beautiful, and just looking at the lovely colours made me feel happy. You can paint from preloaded templates or even create your own.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.