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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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Social and Emotional Well Being

Interventions and Support Available in School



Drawing and Talking is a therapeutic method of working with children on a 1:1 basis. Drawing enables a child to express, in a visual form, worries and preoccupations from deep in the mind which they may not be able to talk about. Their drawings enable symbolic and safe expression of worries which they may be unaware of on a conscious level. The Drawing and Talking process therefore gives the child a feeling of control in a confidential and safe environment whereby they are able to come to a symbolic resolution to their worries.


Drawing and Talking has benefited a number of pupils in school and can support children with a range of difficulties including, but not limited to; anxieties; managing their emotions; loss and separation; trauma; and transition. Ms Hampson is fully trained to deliver Drawing and Talking in school. Therefore, if you feel your child would benefit from such intervention please contact our Senior Wellbeing Manager for more information.



KB Counselling are regularly commissioned to complete small group work within school. These six weekly interventions focus on overcoming anxieties; boosting confidence; self-esteem and managing emotions. Karen provides the children with a safe and confidential space to discuss their worries and teaches them strategies to manage their emotions more effectively. 


The feedback from these sessions has been overwhelmingly positive and the children enjoy attending. If you feel your child would benefit from this type of intervention, please contact Ms Hampson to discuss your concerns further.

Social and Emotional Wellbeing support links for parents


Lancashire County Council have developed a list of useful resources to help parents reassure their children at home. We have included this list below should any of our families require any additional assistance