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Mental Health and Well Being

In these times of change there is a lot of uncertainty and sometimes children get upset and frightened. These are a few things you may like to use to help reassure them that these uncertain times won’t last forever, that every day we are one step closer to being back together and that at St Michael’s we are a community that will help lift each other up.



Remember you can always contact School even though we are currently closed at or @MissCornettSTM

Back to School - A Social Story

This can help children see how going back to school might be when schools return. This story also explains some of the feelings and emotions that might go with this.

Get up and Get moving


Keeping active is a great way to get a natural energy boost, improve your child’s sleep, keep children focused during the day, give them a sense of motivation and most of all have fun!

Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

GoNoodle gets kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves.

GoNoodle| Wake Up - Fresh Start Fitness

A slow and easy workout to wake up your body - perfect to get moving.

GoNoodle| Pump It Up - Fresh Start Fitness

Being Mindful


Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment. Take time out during your day to relax and find calm.


Mindfulness practices like yoga, breathing techniques, colouring and crafts, walking or being out in the fresh air can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety and worries.  It can also help us to focus our attention, as well as to observe our thoughts and feelings.



Find Peace - Think About It | GoNoodle

Use this calming video to help you find peace any time you need it.

Relieve Anxiety - Empower Tools | GoNoodle

Jaime's Brain Breaks | Magic Carpet Ride

A quick brain break for with Jaime from Cosmic Kids. Rise up into the fresh, clean air and make space in your mind and body for whatever is next.

Pastoral Team  
Pastoral Manager Mrs Birch
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Miss Higgins
Learning Mentor Mr Burcher
Learning Mentor Miss Cornett
Family Support Worker Dawn Foxon


The Pastoral Team can make a difference…..


Their role includes:
· Listening to their views.

. Helping them to manage difficulties in their like.

· Helping them to understand about being a good friend and co-operating with others.
· Raising their self esteem.
· Motivating them to be successful and achieve.
· Encouraging them to be more self-sufficient and independent.
· Producing a plan of work towards agreed goals.
· Supporting them to organise their time and work in school and at home.

Barriers to learning may be:
· Negative emotions
· Low self confidence
· Difficult family circumstances
· Problems with friendships and relationships
· Worries and concerns about transferring from one key stage to another particularly primary to secondary school
· Worries about changes in their lives
· Difficulties with organisation

We work alongside your child’s teacher, to offer extra support for your child and help them to make the most of their time at school.



Lego Therapy

Talking Mental Health

Talking Mental Health is an animation designed to help begin conversations about mental health in the classroom and beyond. The animation and accompanying resources have been created by a team of animators, children, teachers and clinicians, and is being taught to year 5 and 6 children around the UK.

Drop In Sessions for Children


Our school is working in partnership with Seedlings- a therapeutic service focusing on children’s emotional and well -being.

EVERY FRIDAY our therapist Marina will be providing DROP IN SESSIONS.

Children can discuss a range of things such as worries they have in school, developing and maintaining friendships, transition into different year groups or moving to new schools etc.

PLEASE NOTE- This is not a counselling session but it will give your child the opportunity to have their voice heard.

If you do want your child to access this service can you please inform their class teacher.



As the Pastoral Team at St. Michael's Catholic Primary School 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.



What's Up Alfie?

Years 1 and 2 watched the performance about mental health and took part in workshops. The play explored; how to deal with angry feelings and behaviour, being kind and respectful of others, being resilient and not giving up, positive friendship and relationships, managing stress and when to ask for help and who to ask.