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Mental Health and Well Being

Mental Health and Well Being at Stella Maris

At Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, we are dedicated and committed to supporting the positive mental health and well-being of our whole school community (children, staff, governors, parents and carers). We recognise our core purpose of preparing and inspiring learners who are confident in living out our School Mission, Gospel Values and Vision, enabling them to grow to become outstanding, kind citizens of God’s world.


“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12





What is Mental Health?

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as a state of wellbeing in which every individual achieves their potential, copes with the normal stresses of life, works productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community. Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel and act.

Good mental health and wellbeing is just as important as good physical health. Like physical health, mental health can range across a spectrum from healthy to unwell; it can fluctuate on a daily basis and change over time.



What can help?

- Feeling loved, trusted, supported, understood, valued and safe

- Having a sense of belonging at school and at home

- Having good physical health

- Eating a well balanced diet

- Regular exercise

- Doing things you love

- Going to a school that looks after the well being of it's students and their families

- Taking part in activities

- Being able to learn and having a wide range of opportunities to have fun!








Mental Health and Well Being for staff and governors - June 2024

On Tuesday 4th June, the staff and governors enjoyed cake and coffee as a lovely way to support mental health and well-being. Cakes were baked by the mental health and well-being team and it was so lovely to be able to take a moment together. 

'"You are enough, just the way you are."

World Kindness Day - November 2023

World Kindness Day - November 2023

On November 13th we celebrated World Kindness Day. Mr Langley started the day with a school assembly, all about being kind and linking it to Anti Bullying week which was also taking place. Mrs Mackell then worked with each class, throughout the day on an activity all about Kindness. Each class helped to create some beautiful pieces that have been displayed around school to remind everyone about showing kindness to others always. 

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."