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.
An important part of being a parent is looking after yourself too. Wellbeing is more than just physical health - it involves your emotional, social and mental health too!
SHOUT - Get help
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK.
If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, the trained Volunteers at Shout are there for you, day or night.
Young Minds - The parents' guide to looking after yourself
'Parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow up, and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. Here are our tips for looking after your child while also looking after yourself.
Call Parents Helpline for detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25.
You can call for free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.
Bring it on Brum!
Bring It On Brum! winter programme will be back on 27th December 2023 and will run weekdays until 5th January 2024. Bookings for the winter programme will open on Monday 4th December.
If you’re looking for more ways to keep busy this summer, head over to Bring It On Brum where there are plenty of fun activities you can do at home.
Welcome to the webpage for the Well-being Warriors Canterbury Cross Primary School!
What are Well-being Warriors?
The Well-being Warriors meet regularly and are responsible for ensuring our pupils have a healthy lifestyle, body and most importantly mind. They will work together to tackle issues identified and help to convey key messages to our pupils and staff.
Who is a Well-being Warriors?
Two pupils from each class will be Well-being Warriors. They can be easily identified as they will be wearing a Wellbeing Warrior badge.
Well-being Warrior Charter
All Well-being Warriors have to follow a charter, with expectations about their role.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Research shows there are five simple things you can do as part of your daily life – at school and at home – to build resilience, boost your wellbeing and lower your risk of developing mental health problems. These simple actions are known internationally as the Five Ways to Wellbeing.