Mental Health

Mr West has achieved the accreditation of Senior Mental Health Lead from Creative Education. Mrs Vingoe and Mrs Bridges are currently undertaking the accreditation. Mrs Edwards is our qualified Mental Health First Aider. Our team of dedicated staff strive to ensure positive mental health is a priority for all.

Mrs Simpson (Pastoral Lead) is available for parents and children also. Mrs Elliot also provides ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) support in school.

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Please find below a list of useful websites that may be  helpful in  supporting positive mental health:

Dorset Mind Your Head

Young Minds


Wellbeing and Mental Health Support Contacts and Links

Home learning: resources for mental health and wellbeing


The National Sleep Helpline 03303 530 541

The National Sleep Helpline helps anyone with sleep issues including adults, parents and young people. The helpline is available from 7pm and 9pm, Sunday to Thursday on 03303 530 541.

Poor sleep can affect anyone and it can be a major stress for parents whose own sleep can be impaired by their children’s difficulties getting to sleep, staying asleep or staying in their own bed, leading to greater stress.

Having a sleep issue is surprisingly common. At any given time this affects up to 40% of adults and 50% of children (this rises to 80% with a SEND diagnosis). These problems are typically persistent and do not resolve themselves without intervention.

Families often don’t know where to seek help and yet issues can often be nipped in the bud with basic and accessible interventions.

It will be really useful to share information about the National Sleep Helpline with parents and carers. To help you do this, the helpline have created a set of leaflets and posters which you can download here:



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