St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Tackling The Blues

This club will resuming in November 2016. Thank you

Tackling the Blues

Important Session Information

Last Tuesday, 1st December, was the last Tackling the Blues session until the New Year.

In the New Year the sessions will run as follows:

Tuesday 19th January – Questionnaire session.

Tuesday  26th  January – No session

Tuesday 2nd February – the sessions resume as normal on a weekly basis


Tackling the Blues is a sports-based community programme targeting young people aged 8-14 to help improve their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The programme is run by Everton in the Community in partnership with Edge Hill University and Parenting 2000.

The course will take place at St Philips CE Primary School on Tuesdays from 3pm till 4pm and starts on Tuesday 19thMay 2015 until further notice


The programme is funded by Sefton CVS and offers a wide range of interactive and engaging sports and personal development activities for young people across Sefton on a weekly basis.

Sessions will include:

- Tailored educational support

- Peer-led workshop
- Competitive and non-competitive activities

- Leadership and mentoring opportunities
- Positive lifestyle change


The classroom support will cover topics associated with developing and maintaining positive mental wellbeing. The physical activity sessions will allow the students to practise what they learn, as well as increasing physical activity levels. Taking this twin approach of combining physical activity and mental health support is proven to elicit positive behaviour change, increase self-esteem, confidence and ultimately improve physical and mental wellbeing.


The young people will be met at the school by the Project Leader, Jon Jones, coaches from Edge Hill University and Everton in the Community, and will be supported by teaching staff at the school.


Should you like more information about the programme, please contact the Project Leader, Jon Jones, using the contact details below.


Jon Jones

Tackling the Blues

Project Leader

Edge Hill University