Mental Health and Wellbeing
At St Philip Westbrook C of E Primary School, the wellbeing of children and young people is at the heart of everything we do. Wellbeing is about whether our children are flourishing in their daily lives. We consider if they are feeling safe, are healthy, are achieving, are nurtured, are active, are respected, are responsible, and are included.
We understand there are pressures that parents and carers will be facing as they try to juggle their own working patterns, financial pressures, wider family commitments alongside teaching your child(ren). Staff are on hand to support you with this and will be speaking to you regularly to aid any questions or challenges you are facing. We do not want you to feel stressed with education pressures but we do aim to support you in every way that we can.
Warrington Chat Health Service – anonymous and confidential advice lines for:
Parents and Carers of children aged 0-5: Text: 07507 327981
Parents and Carers of children and young people aged 5-19: Text: 07480 635994
Young People aged 11-19: Text: 07507 330101
Sometimes children and their families might need some extra help, this might come from a range of different organisations, all working together. You might need help in one or more of the following areas:
- School, education or training
- Home and life relationships
- Health and emotional well-being
- Work, finances or housing
- Domestic violence or abuse
- Crime or anti-social behaviour
If you have worries about your family, then ask a professional who’s working with you or your children for an Early Help Assessment. We may suggest to you that together we do an Early Help Assessment to see how your family can be supported.
An Early Help Assessment is a way of noting down what is going well in your family, what the worries are and what needs to happen to help things improve. Together we will then agree the best way to make this happen; this will be written into a Family Plan.
Listed below are some of the services the school can provide:
- Our Pastoral Team are available to talk to parents/carers each morning on the playground at drop off time, to discuss any concerns regarding behaviour, learning or any other support you may require.
- Support to complete forms and other paperwork.
- Our Pastoral Team are available to meet with parents/carers to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your child’s behaviour or learning. If further support is required, a Key Worker will be assigned as your point of contact.
- Referrals to outside agencies such as the Family Outreach Team, parenting courses, School Health Advisor, St Joseph’s Family Centre, Play/Art Therapy and local children’s centres.
- Early Help Assessment (EHA) which involves listening to families to find out what help is needed and discussing what is working well at home. Based on what is raised, a plan is put together so that the professionals can work together to ensure that families get the right help.