Mental Health and Wellbeing
At St Nicholas, we recognise that a child's mental health and wellbeing is important. If a child feels happy and safe, they will be able to learn.
In school, we create a caring ethos to support all children. Sometimes, children might need more support with their mental health and wellbeing. We run a range of interventions for children if they need support managing their feelings, worries and behaviours. We also work with outside agencies to support children's mental health and wellbeing.
We also have an Educational Mental Health Practitioner, Rosie, who comes in once a week to work with children and staff.
Mrs Barker is the Mental Health Lead at school. If you are worried about your child's mental health or wellbeing, please arrange to speak to her to see what support and advice we can give.
Mental Health in Education - Bristol (SEND AND YOU)
Parent signposting for mental health
Speaking to worried children
Book suggestions to support anxious or worried children
Book suggestions to support children with low mood
Mental health and well-being support, activities and resources
Bristol Emotional health and wellbeing directory
5 steps to mental wellbeing
Evidence suggests there are 5 steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.
If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.
- Connect – connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships. Learn more in Connect for mental wellbeing.
- Be active – you don't have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life. Learn more in Get active for mental wellbeing.
- Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike? Find out more in Learn for mental wellbeing.
- Give to others – even the smallest act can count, whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks. Learn more in Give for mental wellbeing.
- Be mindful – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges. Learn more in Mindfulness for mental wellbeing.