Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
At Weston we prioritise positive mental health and welbeing for all our pupils. Mental ill health can present a significant barrier to learning and success and, without the right support, can have a significant impact on the health of an indicidual. We have a dedicated team who play a vital role in supporting children and parents/carers in many ways, including through signposting or accessing the support and expertise of relevant services
Mental Health Lead - Mrs Loveland
Family Support and ELSA - Mrs Leopold
Mental Health Team - Mrs Bate, Mrs McKenzie
The 5 Ways to Wellbeing
Looking after your mental health is so important! In school we have adopted ‘The 5 Ways to Wellbeing’ that have been identified by the New Economics Foundation.
5 ways to wellbeing are relevant for adults as well as children! Here is some information about how you can improve wellbeing with these in mind…
At Weston Village Primary School we promote the voice of every child.
As a staff we practise ‘active listening’ and the use of TED. We encourage children to talk about their experiences and listen to any issues they may have in order to support them and enable them to support themselves.
Our Mental Health team reinforce this culture by promoting regular opportunities for the children to have their voices heard, whether this is through the Chat Cafe, our Worry Box and Worry Monsters, completing activities related to wishes and feelings, championing the views of children through our student ambassadorial and council roles, corridor and classroom displays and assemblies. Mrs Loveland drives our work on behaviour, attitudes and personal development and ensures that we have a comprehensive calendar of visitors, participation in relevant initiatives, community work and enrichment opportunties that support healthy minds and bodies.
We are here to help
As always, school is your first stop if you need any support or advice, please get in touch if you need us.
Anti-Bullying alliance: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/
Heathy Minds: https://www.healthymindsforhappykids.com/
Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/
Emotionally Healthy Schools
Weston is involved in the Emotionally Healthy Schools initiative. Following the success of Phases 1 and 2 of the Emotionally Healthy Schools Programme, Phase 3; The Emotionally Healthy Children and Young People’s Service will be delivered by CWP and Partners; Visyon, Clasp, Middlewich High School, Just Drop-in and Kooth.
The new service will continue to deliver the Emotionally Healthy Schools Programme over the next 2 years and, through a blended approach, provide individualised strategic support for schools and education settings, facing challenging situations, encouraging participation and understanding of pathways to support easy access to advice and guidance on emotional health and wellbeing.
Local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
CAMHS – OUT of Hours and CAMHS duty team remain operational as per their usual working hours:
Crewe: 01270 253841
Macclesfield: 01625 712 040 / 712 041 (0-16 years) or 01625 712 054 (16 - 19 years)
Winsford: 01606 555240 (0-16 years) or 01244 397555 (16-19 years)
The advice line is open Monday to Friday between 5pm - 10pm and on Saturdays and Sundays between 12pm - 8pm. Tel: 01244 397644