Well-being at Canterbury Cross Primary School

At Canterbury Cross Primary School, we aim to promote and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone in our school family (the children, staff, parents and carers). We know children’s mental health can affect their confidence and happiness and have an impact on their behaviour and outcomes.

Our role, in school, is to equip children, so they are able to manage their emotions and feelings during times of change and stress. It is important, to us, that the school is an open and safe environment for everyone.


We want all our pupils to flourish,  and aim to do so by focusing on the following protective factors:

  • All children feel safe and valued at Canterbury Cross Primary.

  • They have a sense of belonging and develop as individuals.

  • Children can talk openly with trusted adults about their concerns, without feeling embarrassed or being judged.

  • Mental health and wellbeing is promoted across school and support is available for everyone who needs it.


Pupil Well-being Support 

Mrs Raja is the Well-being Co-ordinator. She works closely with the School Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs James, and Special Education Needs Coordinator, Miss Smith, to develop well-being programmes for pupils who have been identified as needing support or those that have requested support.























Additional Support Services


Barnardos - https://b.barnardos.org.uk/childbereavementservice.htm



Mental Health

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health - https://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/our-services/birmingham-healthy-minds/

Forward Thinking Birmingham - https://www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk/

Young Minds - https://youngminds.org.uk/

Place2Be - https://www.place2be.org.uk/

Shout (For support in a crisis) - https://www.giveusashout.org/resources/

Childline - https://childline.org.uk/

Sitting Right with You - www.sittingrightwithyou.co.uk/youngpeople/



Anti-Bullying Alliance - https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/if-youre-being-bullied/i-am-being-bullied

NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/bullying-and-cyberbullying/



Dear Parent/Carer

Please find below a flyer for the support line being run by the Birmingham Educational Psychology Service, for all parents and carer’s across the city, offering them telephone consultations with psychologists during the school shut down period. This service is self-referral by parents and is available for any issue they wish to raise around their children and family situation at this time.

Kind regards


Jan Happyiness targets.PNG