Who are we and how does it work?

At St Martins we want to support our students personal, social & emotional progress as much as their academic needs, therefore our own in-house Wellbeing team is equipped with several methods of supporting young people when they may be finding things difficult, or need a little extra support with their wellbeing.  Mental health is so important and we want to be as approachable and supportive as possible when it comes to supporting the differing needs of our students; so we have developed several methods to try and ensure there is something for everyone!

Parent Carers can speak to pastoral staff about any concerns they may have about their child’s wellbeing or they can also contact our family support team (Jessica Longhurst, Marie Chadwick & Monika Wood).  Teaching staff can refer the students and students can also refer themselves to the team if they feel they would benefit from some additional support.

What we can offer:

  • Well-Being 1:1 Support Mental Health
  • Family Support
  • Learning Mentors
  • Positive Support Programme
  • Lego Therapy
  • Forest Schools
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Outdoor Education
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Sensory Support
  • Behaviour Support
  • Referrals to external agencies – CAMHS, Complex Behaviour, School Health, Action for Children etc.
  • Physical Well-Being Team
  • Nurture Groups and Social Skills Groups

Further sources of support for Well-Being (Mental Health):

Useful Contact Numbers:

Mental health support line: 0800 028 0077

School Nurse Chat line for Parents/Carers: 07507 327754

Samaritans: 116 123

Useful Websites:

















Useful Apps:

  • Be Mindful
  • Beat Panic
  • Big White Wall
  • BlueIce
  • Calm Harm
  • Catch It
  • Chill Panda
  • Cove
  • distract
  • eQuoo
  • Feeling Good
  • Leso
  • MeeTwo
  • My Positive Self
  • Silver Cloud
  • Sleepio
  • Thrive
  • Brain and Hand

“The school’s own well-being team provides excellent support to pupils and their families and has strong working partnerships with a range of agencies. This has  a very positive impact on pupils’ personal development and readiness to learn.” – Ofsted 2017