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Emotional Health and Well-Being

Emotional Health and Well-Being (EHWB) Mentor

Many of our pupils are well supported by a team of pastoral staff who respond to their personal development and well-being needs.

Some of our pupils, at some times in their lives, benefit from a more specific type of programmed support. In such cases we make use of our Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EHWB) Mentor, Sarah Collins.

The EHWB Mentor is able to work to support individuals who may have experienced or be experiencing pressures that impact on their emotional health and well-being and therefore impacting on their daily functioning.

The EHWB Mentor makes use of methods such as:

  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Emotional Intelligence Work
  • Anger Management Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Hand/Foot Massage
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Canine Therapy

Referrals can be made to the EHWB Mentor for a programme of support by school staff or family members. The programme of intervention is a timed plan with intended outcomes. Ideally the programme is as short as is possible to make the improvements required. For some pupils the programme may continue beyond the planned time or may be revisited in the future (for example, when supporting the pupil through a difficult phase in their life or when new challenges occur).

If you have further questions regarding this role, or would like to request support/advice, please contact the school office on 01244 981 191.

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Learning Disability Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (LD CAMHS)

We also access mental health and well-being support from LD CAMHS.

LD CAMHS assist with behavioural or sleep issues. Parents/carers can self-refer their pupil or discuss referral with school. If  involved with a pupil, LD CAMHS will typically visit home and school to observe and advise.

For further information, you can call LD CAMHS on 0151 337 6317 or follow this link.