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.
St Joseph’s RC High School provides safeguarding support for the whole community, liaising closely with Bolton Council and other relevant supporting organisations.
Our safeguarding team have a duty of care to ensure all our pupils are safe and supported both in school and at home. We work closely with other agencies to ensure the best help and support is put in place for both students and families.
The schools Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Singleton Assistant Headteacher. The Deputy DSL’s are Mrs Anderton, Mr Sylvester and Miss Warwick.
Encompass is a partnership between Greater Manchester Police, (in Bolton this is the (PPIU) Police Protection Investigation Unit), Bolton Safeguarding Children Board and designated school staff, known as Key Adults. Working together to safeguard children, Greater Manchester Police will inform the Key Adults within schools about any domestic abuse incident where the child or young person has been present. This will enable the school to take appropriate steps to support their pupil during what could be an emotionally difficult day. Key adults within the school are then able to accommodate the school day to lessen the impact and to support the child if they need it.
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
Helpline: 020 7089 5050
Online counselling and support for emotional wellbeing
|Worried about self-harm?|
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)
Supporting a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty.
Two local food banks
Internet Safety advice
St Joseph’s Pastoral Support:
|PARENTAL SEPERATION/ BEREAVEMENT/ RELATIONSHIPS|
|VARIOUS SUPPORT/ IMPARTIAL ADVICE|
|MENTAL HEALTH/ WELLBEING|
|Children in Need|
|ANXIETY/ EMOTIONS/ CALMNESS/ MEDITATION|
Government Approved Website for resources/Apps: