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St James

Primary School

Where children shoot for the stars and shine

Mental Health, Nurture and Wellbeing at St James

Mental Health, Nurture & Wellbeing at St James

Our Mental Health Lead is Mrs S Lines (Staff)

Our Mental Health First Aider is Miss K Gallagher (children)


Mental health and wellbeing plays a vital role in education and impacts on our pupils learning. Here at St James Primary School we are committed to developing and safeguarding pupil’s emotional wellbeing and promoting good physical and mental health.

Wellbeing Programmes at St James 


We have put together four programmes to support our children which is ran by Mrs Newman.


The programmes are as follows:


The Friendship Feeling. This focuses on friendship, social skills and team work.


Keeping Your Cool. This looks at feelings, getting angry and strategies to deal with frustration and anger.


The Chill Out Club. This programme discusses stress and anxiety. It looks at ways to relax and keep calm.


The Feel Good Group. These sessions look at confidence, believing in yourself and building up self- esteem.


These programmes are run by a member of the wellbeing team. Each lesson will last between 30 to 45 minutes.

Elsa at St James


We have a dedicated member of our team who is trained in expertly delivering Elsa programmes.  Mrs Gallagher carries out social skills, confidence building and emotions work using Elsa with years Reception to Year 6. This work is carried out in small groups or on a 1 to 1.


Talking Mental Health

Talking Mental Health is an animation designed to help begin conversations about mental health in the classroom and at home.

Shout Shout 85258 is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and need mental health support.