St Joseph's R.C. High School
& Sports College

St Joseph's RC High School

St Joseph's RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and, expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

At St Joseph’s we aim to support all of our pupils not only with their academic progress but also their physical and mental wellbeing.

Mental health provision is universally provided for all pupils through ‘wellbeing Friday’ delivered during tutor time. We aim to provide an ethos and learning environment that promotes the health and wellbeing of all by promoting resilience in our pupils where they feel safe and supported.  We aim to develop trusting relationships so pupils can talk honestly and openly about their feelings.



Below are links to some of the most common wellbeing support sites for our pupils to develop their wellbeing. Please contact school or your child’s head of year should you wish to discuss any other support that is not listed below:

Information and support for mental health
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

Helpline: 020 7089 5050
Crisis messenger: Text YM to 85258 (24/7)

Online counselling and support for emotional wellbeing

Worried about self-harm?

Download the free Calm Harm App

A free, confidential helpline

Helpline: 0800 1111 (free 24hr)

Bekindtomymind is a Bolton campaign, developed by the Healthy Minds Youth Project and NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, to reduce the stigma and discrimination around mental health.  Enabling young people who are struggling with emotional or mental health problems to know “it’s okay to talk”…

Supporting families, parents and children with bereavement.

Resources for parents and pupils to support with mental health and wellbeing. (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)


Self harm – Family Lives

Parenting and Family Support – Family Lives (Parentline Plus)

Internet Safety advice