St Mary's RC Primary School, ManchesterSt Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

Mental Health in Children

Children's mental health

In every classroom there will be three children with mental health problems. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health and as we are all aware, help can be too hard to find.

School staff undertake online safeguarding training for children. Our providers, Educare, also give access to short courses for parents/ carers and some courses suitable for children aged 11 years and up.

Topics include: Mental well being; Low mood and depression; Dealing with bereavement and loss; Understanding anxiety, Self-harm and more.

Parents and carers

Children and young people
(generally aged 11 and up so please check first)

Please use the uploaded resources and links on this page to support you and your child. Please contact Mrs Gerrard if you need any further support and/ or you are worried about your child.

Government Coronavirus support for parents

Please have a look at these two documents from the government giving guidance for parents to support their children during the outbreak.

Easy read 'looking after your feelings and body'

and Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The Young Minds website is an amazing resource. Please go to the website for support, or click on one of the topics below.

Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544

Parents Survival Guide





Babies and Infants under 5

Body Image




Domestic Violence


Eating problems

Exam Time

Gender Identity

Grief and Loss

Legal Support

Parental Mental Illness

School Anxiety

School Refusal


Social Media

Working with your child's school


Files to Download

Other pages

Student Login