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Mental health and well being

Health and Well-Being Team

The following members of staff have received lead practitioner training for health and well being.

Ms Simmonds is our designated leader for mental health and well-being.

Ms Simmonds is our mental health first aider.

Miss Platt is also our designated leader for mental health and well-being.

 

Our Early Help Family Support Worker is Wendy Poutney. She works with our children on issues and concerns such as anxiety, worries, low mood, friendships etc. Wendy works in both school with children in small groups or 1:1 as well as working at home in partnerships with our families. If you would like more information about the services Wendy can offer, please contact Ms Simmonds Or Miss Platt in the first instance. 

 

As a school we are helping the children to 'let go of their worries' through various techniques:

brilliant breathing

cool calm

marvellous music

terrific talking

excellent exercise

 

Meet our 'Worry Wonder'. He is happy to share your worries with a member of the leadership team or an adult in school. 

 

If you have any concerns about your child's well-being, please contact Ms Simmonds or Miss Platt. 

Reach4Wellbeing!

 

How to contact us?

To contact Reach4Wellbeing please email: whcnhs.reach4wellbeing@nhs.net If you wish to make a referral please read the information below to help you decide if we are the right service for the child or young person.

The Reach4Wellbeing Team is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), we promote and support emotional wellbeing for children and young people aged 5-18 years old. We are a team of 7 staff, with one case worker for each of the following areas: Wyre Forest, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Worcester, Malvern and Wychavon. We offer short-term group support programmes for those experiencing mild to moderate emotional difficulties, specifically anxiety and low mood. These programmes are based on skills which research has discovered helps children and young people with these difficulties. Government recommendations promote group work as the first way to help children and young people with these issues as early as possible. 
Our Aims  
  • Promote Positive Wellbeing

  • Reach Children and Young People in their Communities

  • Reduce the Stigma of Mental Health


What We Do

To maximise our effectiveness the Reach4Wellbeing Team focus on delivering group programmes for children and young people. The groups are held during term time and are run in schools or other local community settings. We are not always able to offer a group in the child or young person’s own school, but we will aim to offer a place in an alternative school or community setting, please note that in order for your child to receive this intervention transportation to and from the venue will be your responsibility. 

Each of the sessions is evidence based and we are able to offer the following:

• A seven week anxiety and low mood programme for young people age 13 and over

• A six week anxiety programme for older children age 9 -12 years

• A six week anxiety programme (Little Explorers) for younger children age 5 - 8 years, for this age group please note that a parent or their representative is required to attend the sessions.

 

Please see the very useful links below regarding mental health and well being.
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