Emotional Health and Mental Well Being at St Marys

At St Mary's we take emotional health and mental well being very seriously.  Every class provides a wide range of activities that promote emotional health and mental well-being including the daily mile, Worry Monster's/Boxes, class and team building activities. Every week we also hold two emotional and mental health well-being groups- The Friendship Group and Well-Being Group.


For the full directory of Well-being provision at St Mary's school, please select the document below.


File icon: pdf St Mary's Well-being Provision 2018 [pdf 199KB] Click to download

MIND Staff Meeting - April 2018

At a recent staff meeting MIND familiarised staff with local mental health trends; recognising mental health issues and Oldham's Mental Health Framework 'Whole-School Approach to Mental Well Being'.  As a staff we will be working towards an accreditation for our mental health provision through rigourous self-assessment - which will involve developing our well being provision further and developing a Well Being Policy for both pupils and staff.

Mentally Healthy Schools

St Mary's is now registered with Mentally Healthy Schools to access a wide range of useful resources and materials to support good mental health for both pupils and staff.

Children's Mental Health Event - February 2018

Please download the documents below for more information about this event.


File icon: pdf Place2Be - Children's Mental Health Week February 2018 [pdf 492KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Place2Be - Poster February 2018 [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Friendship Group

Every Tuesday afternoon is dedicated to the nurture and care of our most vunerable children.  Sessions include activities covering all aspects of emotional health and mental well-being.  Including gardening, art and craft, role play, sensory play and many more.

Well Being Group

Every Thursday afternoon the school facilitates an inclusion programme of whole school well-being.  This programme enables each child from each year group, from Reception to Year 6, to access a wide range of activities which promote a positive well-being ethos in our school.

Gardening Club

Gardening Club is an integral part of the Whole School Wellbeing Programme at St Mary's.  All the children throughout the school can access the school garden.

The children are encouraged to explore this environment, grow bulbs and various plants and vegetables, tend and look after this area and encourage wildlife.

Many bird boxes attract birds to nest year after year.  Wellies are used as planters and children create bird feeders and bird baths from recycled materials.  There are different areas to the garden including grassed area, compost bins, huge planters for vegetables and strawberries, digging areas and a patio.

Our Well Being Groups