Mental Health and Well-being
At St Andrews we pride ourselves on our healthy school status. We aim to support not only our children but our families too.
Meet our mental health champions
These members of staff are mental health champions, and have completed Place2Be training.
Mrs Keeley Mrs Henson Mr Ford Mrs Wieland Mrs Mint
Meet our Friendship Ambassadors
Each class has a friendship ambassador, appointed by their teacher, who has been trained by Mrs Mint to help with friendship issues in the playground.
Meet our playleaders
Our year 6's applied for the role of playleader, they are trained by a mid-day supervisor, and they regularly lead games with the younger children on a rota throughout the week. The play leaders are also trained in helping the younger children with their worries. They can help them fill in a worry slip that is put in the worry box for our learning mentor to help with.
Below are links that we hope will be helpful. Please contact the school if you need further support.
https://www.barnardos.org.uk/ - support for children and families
https://yctsupport.com/ - a charity that you can self-refer to for mental health support services.
https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/ - for parenting support
Visit this page to see RSE, bereavement and behaviour policies
Visit this page to see our PSHE currciuculm that we use to teach children about wellbeing.
On Monday 11th October 2021 we had a #HelloYellow day to raise awareness of children's mental health
On Thursday 18th November 2021 we had an odd sock day to raise awareness for anti-bullying