Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Vision Statement

St Andrew's CE Primary School strives to nurture and promote the importance of resilience, independence and communication as fundamental values linked to Wellbeing which prepare children for life in the wider world.

“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” (World Health Organisation)

Positive emotional wellbeing includes the ability for children and young people to:

  • Feel confident in themselves
  • Be able to express a range of emotions appropriately
  • Be able to make and maintain positive relationships with others
  • Cope with the stresses of everyday life and be able to deal with change
  • Learn and achieve

St Andrew's recognises that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing, as well as their learning and social and emotional achievement.

The role of the school is to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and stress, supported in reaching their potential and to access help when they might need it. School also has a role in reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues across the whole school community.  The aim is to help develop the protective factors which build resilience and to be a school where we:

  • Develop an ethos and environment that supports learning and promotes the wellbeing of all
  • Promote resilience in pupils
  • Ensure pupils feel safe and supported
  • Develop a sense of belonging, encouraging participation of all within the school community
  • Encourage pupil relationships and give pupils the opportunity to talk about concerns with those that they trust

St Andrew's has links and support from Bolton NHS Mental Health Support Team. Please click in the document link below for more information or email [email protected]  for further information and support.


Meet the team

As a school we have a staff who are striving to provide the best mental health and wellbeing support to all members of our school community.

Mr Charnock Mrs Bainbridge and Mrs McCullagh - Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mr Charnock – Mental Health First Aid Leader (adult and pupil)






The Bolton Mental Health Support Team (MHST)

Our school is part of a cluster of schools in Bolton who are supported by the MHST. The MHST work with our designated Mental Health Lead to provide 3 functions:

  • deliver evidence-based interventions for mild-to-moderate mental health difficulties
  • support the senior mental health lead in each school or college to introduce or develop their whole school or college approach to mental health
  • give timely advice to school and college staff, and liaise with external specialist services to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in education

To find out more about how the MHST might be able to support your child, please speak with your school’s designated mental health lead.

Please also click on the Bolton MHiST documents below for more information.

We are all here for you and can offer help and support if needed.

Please contact school via    [email protected]     for any concerns you may have.

Here are some further helpful links for more information and support:

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St Andrew's C.E. Primary School
Crescent Avenue,
Over Hulton,
Tel: 01204 332606

With God's Help We Aim High