Mental Health and Well-Being
Supporting Children’s Mental Health
Being mentally healthy during childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities.
At Kirkdale St Lawrence we recognise that our children's is mental health is of paramount importance and strive to support good mental health within our school.
Regular activities and events are planned into the school day to ensure our children recognise the importance of mental health and how they can build the resilience they need to support them.
Breakfast Club made paper chains of all the things they were 'connected' with during Childrens' Mental Health Week 2023.
Children in Reception read the book 'Bottled' which highlighted the importance of sharing how we feel.
Children in Archer Class enjoying a 'brain break'.
Click links below for information on how to support children's mental health
A booklet for families from Liverpool Mental Health Support Teams, and city partners as part of Liverpool’s Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing. Inside this book are a few tips, activities and useful information to help you to keep yourself and your family emotionally healthy at home.
Additonal Support in School
Our school is working in partnership with YPAS, a therapeutic service focusing on children’s emotional and well-being.
EVERY TUESDAY our therapist Molly is in school delivering sessions.
If you have any concerns and would like your child to access the service contact Mrs Cottom
As the Pastoral Team at Kirkdale St Lawrence, we aim to provide support for all of our pupils and their families. We offer a safe place where individuals are valued, listened to and supported to overcome any barriers to learning.
If you would like to speak to someone about any difficulties you may be having, please ask to speak to a member of staff from our Pastoral Team.
Support for Families
There are resources which support children and families with their emotional wellbeing.
Childline Calmzone https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/
(Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
Website - http://www.freshcamhs.org/
Telephone Crisis Line – 0151 293 3577
Telephone – 0808 2000 247