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

Our Team

Mental Health Lead - Mrs Loveland

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…

5 ways to wellbeingConnect

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Keep Learning

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/

Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/wellbeing/wellbeing/

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

Useful Websites & Sources of Support

 

The Education People - Mental Health support and webinars

 

CBeebies Grown-ups

CBeebies Grown-ups has lots of helpful videos and tips as well as their facebook channel

 

Emotionally Healthy Children and Young People

 

Emotionally Healthy Children and Young People Project.

The project focuses on improving resilience across schools and aims to develop teaching staff to ensure they meet the mental health and wellbeing needs of their students

 

 

Alsager School - Emotionally Healthy Schools information

 

 

Cheshire East Emotionally Healthy Children and Young People offer

 

 

www.annafreud.org

 

Lots of resources and tips around mental health

 

Samaritans.org

 

Free online teaching resources and support for parents and carers

Freephone 116 123.

Childline

 

Advice and tips to support your mental health and finding ways to cope

Freephone 0800 1111

Rise Above

 

A website co-created and produced by young people. It aims to build resilience and support good mental health in young people aged 10 to 16

https://www.healios.org.uk/services/thinkninja1

 

An app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well

youngminds.org.uk

 

Resources library with toolkits, publications, reports and policy information about children and young people's mental health

Parent helpline: 0808 802 5544

www.visyon.org.uk

 

Visyon is part of the new Emotionally Healthy children and Young peoples’ service  

It offers a range of support to schools, children and families


 

 

Counselling, wellbeing services and support for parents and carers

 

Online mental wellbeing community. Free, safe and anonymous support

 

Support for those in the local community who are affected by the difficulties associated with parenting alone

 

Aimed at young people in Cheshire and Wirral who want to know more about emotional well-being and/or their local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

https://www.familyties.org.uk/intervention

 

Family Ties interventions programmes offer bespoke workshops, tailored to meet individual needs

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