Wellbeing at St Martin's Garden Primary School

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Wellbeing at St Martin’s Garden Primary School

Every child benefits from daily whole class wellbeing sessions where we use a mix of approaches including yoga, meditation, mindfulness, guided relaxation, therapeutic stories, problem solving, exploring feelings and emotions.

At the core of each of these approaches is the importance of giving children an emotional vocabulary, the time and space to listen and reflect on how they feel and a set of tools to help them move to a more positive set of feelings when sadness, frustration, anger, loneliness, grief are experienced.

Other Ways we Promote Health and Wellbeing in School include

  • a school with caring and dedicated staff
  • a school ethos inspired by our 4 Core Values of Bee Kind, Bee Safe, Bee Respectful, Bee the best you can be.
  • Aspire, Reach Out, Together, Achieve
  •  Designated Senior Mental Health Lead, Michael Bogg
  • designated Family Liason Officer to liaise with families to provide the support available to help to meet the child’s needs or signpost them to somebody who may be able to help
  • A wellbeing room -  The Calm Room
  • 2 ELSA rooms - The Rainbow Room
  • 2 quiet library spaces
  • Sensory Room
  • Forest School Area
  • specially-trained THRIVE practitioners who deliver emotional literacy support
  • whole school assembly themes to promote and support SEMH;
  • Sports Mentors
  • Nurture and Wellbeing groups
  • Forest School sessions
  • Swimming Pool
  • circle time sessions in all year groups;
  • marking World Mental Health Day and Mental Health Awareness Week in school;
  • a comprehensive range of health and sporting activities across the curriculum and in after-school clubs
  • a behaviour curriculum that employs a restorative approach and a reward system that encourages children to embody our school values.
  • Community Pantry to support families who need support to access food and groceries

Useful Links

Sources of support

Mental Health Crisis Team: 0300 500 0927

CALM Helpline: 0800 585 858

Young Minds Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

Hopeline UK: 0800 068 4141


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