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Supporting your child`s mental health and wellbeing

Supporting your child's mental health and wellbeing

We have a number of staff who are trained as Youth Mental First Aiders. Please contact the school office to arrange support for your child. 

St Mary's Youth Mental Health First Aiders: Mrs Scarlett and Mrs Rathbone


This information is taken from Children's mental health | Every Mind Matters | One You (


There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.

There's support available if you feel you or they need it.

Please follow the link below to access further information and support from the nhs website.

Children's mental health | Every Mind Matters | One You (


Children's Mental Health Week 2023


Week commencing Monday 6th February is Children’s National Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Connect’.  We will be encouraging children (and adults) to consider how we can make meaningful connections that support our mental health. We thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing, and our survival. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing.

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The following website all have useful information to help support positive mental health and wellbeing in children. Please click on the images to go straight to the websites. 


Stay Well recognises that everyone is different. We understand that young people have different mental health needs and, therefore, require different kinds of service. This webpage is under development. 




Whilst schools are closed, ThoughtBox are  here to support parents and educators in keeping young people active and engaged - both online and offline.



Stay Well (Changes) a local based support network that recognises that everyone is different. They understand that young people have different mental health needs and, therefore, require different kinds of services… Have a look at the website to see the local services they offer.


Youngminds want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.


MindEd is a free learning resources about the mental health of children, young people and older adults. 


Recognising the signs that a child may be struggling with their mental health can be really hard. The NSOCC have got advice to help you support children who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm.



The Dove Service offers a range of support to parents and professionals, including counselling for you or the child/young person, training on issues around bereavement and loss, informative workshops and group support