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Mental Health
and Wellbeing

At St Peter’s CE Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, their families and our staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

At our school we aim to:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to be persistent even when faced with challenges
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
  • help children to develop a Growth Mindset
Please click here for  our Mental Health Action Plan - March 2020
Please click here for our Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Plan - November 2020
We always work to support children's mental and physical wellbeing. During the Covid 19 pandemic, we have been focussing on our mental health. Each half term, the children have the opportunity to work with Claire from Relax Kids, completing mindfulness activities. We have had a mindfulness week during which children completed activities including yoga, making a happy jar,  thank you cards and breathing wands. They spent time considering the positive aspects of their daily life. These activities have contributed towards a mindfulness and wellbeing badge.

The whole school have been working towards Wellbeing badges recognising a range of mental health and wellbeing activites offered during the term.


Week beginning 1 February 2021, we took part in the national Mental Health Week for Children. The children at home and in school completed a range of activities linked to this year's theme 'Express Yourself'.

You may find the following useful:

Relax Kids - Back to calm 

Wellbeing Activities










Mindfulness Breathing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=CvF9AEe-ozc&feature=emb_logo 

Lucy's in Lockdown (free book) - https://www.lucysblueday.com/product/lucys-in-lockdown/

Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus


SCC returning to school guide

Family Hub Emergency Grant for Food and Essential Supplies

NHS Families Health and Wellbeing Service (0-19)

Parents can self-refer their school aged child into the service by telephoning the 0-19 Hub at Kidsgrove on 03003033923 Monday to Friday 9 am until 5 pm excluding bank holidays. If parents have a pre school child and they have any health related concerns they can also contact the hub on the same number and ask to speak to a member of the team.

Please click here for information on the ChatHealth service. The ChatHealth service enables parents to text into the service if they have any health and wellbeing concerns about their child. This service is available for all parents/carers with children aged 0-19 who live in Staffordshire. The service is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm excluding bank holidays