At St Gregory's we are dedicated to looking after our pupil's mental health and wellbeing.
What is mental health?
“The emotional and spiritual resilience which allows us to enjoy life and survive pain, disappointment and sadness. It is a positive sense of wellbeing and an underlying belief in our own or others’ dignity and worth.”
World Health Organisation
New! Mental Health Support Team in school
We are very lucky to be one of the schools in Allerdale to be supported by The Mental Health Support Team.
The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) is a jointly funded national programme between Department for Education and NHS to provide early intervention and evidence based interventions for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, working directly into education settings.
The MHST’s have 3 core functions:
1. To provide direct support to children and young people with mild to moderate mental health issues
2. To support educational settings to introduce or develop their whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing
3. To help advise staff in educational settings and liaise with external specialist services to help children and young people get the right support and stay in education
Our Mental Health Support Team practitioner is Andrea Menzie.
If you would like to know more about this service please contact Mrs Thornthwaite on 01900 606050
Sources of support:
Mental Health Crisis Team - 0300 500 0927
CALM Helpline - 0800 585 858
Young Minds Parents Helpline - 0808 802 5544
Hopeline UK - 0800 068 4141