Mental Health and Wellbeing
At St Mary’s Priory, we aim to create an open-door culture that allows all to express a range of positive and negative emotions and to work collaboratively as one community to support each other. St Mary’s is a 'telling school’. All pupils and adults should be able to tell someone they trust and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. Children are encouraged to identify 5 trusted adults within school and at home, who they can speak to if they have any concerns or worries or if they have seen something happen to somebody else.
There is support in school from external services and staff discuss needs with the Inclusion and Mental Health Lead to work out the best place to refer. In school, we have an art therapist, who works on site. She works three days per week with children across the whole school, either in small groups or 1:1. Staff and the Senior Leadership Team signpost children to this service and the art therapist also provides support for parents/carers.
We also have a pastoral mentor, who forms part of our mental health and wellbeing team, who works one day a week in school with children across the whole school.
Trailblazers work with St Mary’s Priory one afternoon per week. Trailblazers is a team of wellbeing workers, mental health professionals and other partners who support the emotional wellbeing of children, young people and parents. Trailblazers work within selected Haringey schools, raising the profile of mental health, offering a service to talk and get further support if needed.
Here are some of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Services that we can access for you and your children. Please follow the links to learn more.
Click here to find a range of services available to children and young people in Haringey to support them in their mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing.
You can also find more information on the Haringey website here.
Our staff are always willing to help, so please contact our school if you need our guidance or support.