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Wellbeing Vision Statement
Our vision statement includes contributions on the importance of mental health and wellbeing from our children, staff and parents
At St Teresa’s we are committed to promoting positive wellbeing and mental health for all of our school community. We will strive to create an environment which has a whole school approach in providing excellent support and intervention for all individuals in order to maintain their positive wellbeing and mental health. Health and wellbeing is to be at the heart of everything we do at St Teresa’s and we will drive the message forward to ensure that mental health is the “responsibility of all” across the whole school community.
We believe wellbeing is about experiencing life with joy and happiness, regardless of circumstances. It is about being guided by God to accept his path. Wellbeing reflects in many significant areas of our lives including physical, spiritual, emotional and social aspects and is part of a personal and collective responsibility – especially in our school context, where we aim to ‘shine in little ways’ through the kindness and respect that we show to others and ourselves.
Positive Mental health is crucial in enabling a person to be happy, confident and resilient. Our vision is to be a supportive school where no child, family or member of staff is left to struggle alone. We aim to be a school where wellbeing is embedded in its spirit, giving our whole school community the support to face life’s challenges with confidence and positivity where we endeavour to work together to help each other.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Websites and Telephone Numbers
Samaritans – Call 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
If you need to talk to someone, the Samaritans can help- they offer emotional support and a listening ear 25 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a freephone number that can even be called from a mobile that has no credit. Your call will not appear on the phone bill.
Childline – Call 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.
NSPCC Helpline – Call 0808 800 5000 or email email@example.com
If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.