Well Being Award

Well Being Awards for Schools (WAS)

from Optimus Education.


The World Health Organisation (WHO) define good mental health and well being as:

"Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community"


St Laurence's Catholic Primary School have been working towards achieving the Well Being Award for Schools this year (2020-21). We achieved the award in Spring 2021 and are extremely proud of the accolade for the school community. 

This award will show our dedication and commitment to improving the well being and mental health of all members of our school community, including parents, children and staff.

We believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and it is all of our responsibility to ensure we look after ourselves and others.

Our aim is to give our children and their families as much support as possible, helping them to stay mentally healthy and breaking the negative stigma that surrounds mental health.

We value your inputs and support in continuing this award as your comments will be key in helping us move forward with our mission in supporting all of our children, families, wider community and staff. 




The following websites and information pages may be useful in helping to support your with Mental Health and Well Being questions - 





We have also linked with KABS to offer Well Being help for our parents and children whilst they are at home.  Use the link below to communicate with us.


Well Being Help:

Please use the link below if you want to speak to someone about how you are feeling. This is a direct link to the page.  There is also information in the Whisper. Worry Sheet letter. 



There are also further links at the bottom of the page to click on. 


St Laurence's Well Being Champions

Meet our St Laurence's Well Being Champions!

Our Wellbeing Champions are KS2 pupils who work alongside the Change Team to improve the wellbeing of others. Their responsibilities include:

  • Working with pupils during playtime/lunchtime to settle disagreements.
  • Acting as a 'buddy' to any pupils who feel they need support, or someone kind to talk to.
  • Working with the Change Team to discuss any concerns from their class.

Heidi Peters, Jayden Smith, Heidi Morgan, Alex Darwin

Nina Sharp, Grace Barnbrock, Alex Sleith, Macey Beckwith

Jude Jones, Lucas Powell

Ava Barton, Same Rowe



In Spring 2021 we were awarded the Well-being Award by Optimus.  We are extremely proud of our school community for achieving this award.  A huge team effort. Well Done everyone!!

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