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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School Part of The Stella Maris Catholic Federation

Mental Health and Wellbeing

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! Top tips for talking to your child about mental health

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

New! Wellbeing at home packs - Our children's mental health and wellbeing is so important. Why not try our 14 day wellbeing challenge with your child and take some time to focus on the positives! Paper copies are also available at school.

Useful websites:

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