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Mental Health and Well being

We believe that a healthy mind is as essential as a healthy body. 

At St Philips we have a number of projects running to support the mental well being of our whole school family.

Staff have recently undertaken a 6 week personal mindfulness course which we are gradually aiming to role out to our whole school. Staff are also trained on the ROAR approach. ROAR responds to mental health in primary schools.  It is a first-line response aimed at equipping professionals with the tools to provide early intervention and support for children who are experiencing mental distress. Ask your child about the ROAR rainbow.


We currently have:

  • Individual and group programmes such a volcano in my tummy, Heartmath, Kid skills and other published emotional well being programmes
  • Outside courses for parents/carers and children such as Parenting the Anxious Child and RELAX kids (run by Early Help)
  • A focus for our  Governing Board Vision and Values Committee is Staff well being.
  • A Mental Health Link Governor
  • Pastoral support for children, our adult workforce and our families from our Vicar
  • Weekly counselling service - Brighter Horizons (by arrangement)
  • We celebrate and teach about a healthy mind at regular points including special events such as  Mental Health and Well being day.
  • Educational Mental Health Practitioner - Johanna Ordish (referrals via class teacher can be made)
  • Displays around school
  • Worry boxes and posters to help
  • Adults who will always listen

As a Church of England school we hope that you feel that we are able to provide you and your child with 

An education for knowledge and skills

An education for hope and aspiration

An education for community and living well

An education for dignity and respect.

With all of these elements embedded across our curriculum offer we cannot fail to have children who flourish. 


Mental Health and Well being policy

National Mental Health and Well being Day Celebration

The Stress bucket! Mental Health First Aid

Five Finger breathing technique