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Saint Patrick's High School, Keady, Co Armagh

The Wellbeing Hub

St Patrick’s High School plays an increasingly important role in supporting students to make healthy lifestyle choices and to understand, not only the benefits of health and well-being, but also the links between wellbeing and thriving both academically and socially. The Wellbeing Hub has been established to support the good mental health, resilience and well-being of our students and young people and to provide a resource where our students can speak freely about the pressures they face, without fear of stigma or discrimination. It also provides targeted support for a range of concerns including body-image, mental health, emotional wellbeing, anger management, self-esteem and anxiety issues. In addition, group work is delivered to cover a wide range of topics which can affect wellbeing, to supplement 1:1 support for students who require long-term support.

Within the School structure, a strong support network has been created. This includes each child’s Form teacher, the Year Head and St Patrick’s in-house Well-being Hub where the School Counsellor [Elaine Finnegan], the Senior Teacher responsible for wellbeing [Glennis Doherty] and the Designated Safeguarding Lead [Kelley McKenna] are based.

The importance of good mental health, and strategies to promote this, are taught across all year groups, through PSHE, Wellbeing Days and Assemblies alongside capacity and resilience building programmes for all pupils. In addition, annually, Mental Health Ambassadors from Yr8-Yr14 receive training to enable them to support their peers and younger members of our community through some of the issues they may face.

We encourage students to explore the resources below and to inform their Form teachers if they require additional support.

Below are organisations which provide external support for students and families.

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Anna Freud


Child mental Health & Wellbeing


Place 2 Be


Action Mental Health