Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Sutton Green Primary School we believe that children's wellbeing is paramount. Over the course of their education, children spend over 7,800 hours at school. With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom, schools provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional wellbeing and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress. The social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives.

As a school we have a Mental Health Team to support all aspects of Mental Health & Wellbeing - Mrs C Reid (who is a Mental Health First Aider & has completed training on Understanding Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Youth Mental Health first aid and attended CAMHS courses regarding anxiety, depression, low mood and low self-esteem), Mrs S Carter (who is a Mental Health First Aider & our ELSA specialist), Mrs C Payne (who is a Mental Health First Aider, our Pastoral Lead & has attending two Emotional Wellbeing workshops), Mrs Bell (who is a Mnetal Health First Aider), Mrs S Bowen-Lewis (who is our bereavement specialist) and Miss L Mooney (who is our behavioural specialist). All of the team have accessed training to enable them to support staff, pupils & parents. 

In the current climate, CAMHS are extremely busy and can only take on the most severe cases. In order that no child or their family is left without support, a new Mental Health Support Team has been set up to work alongside schools. This service will liaise with the Designated Mental Health Lead (Mrs Reid) in schools to support children and their families to cope with their mental health needs. These specialist Mental Health Practitioners, will either provide direct support to the children and families, or will give advice and guidance to schools, so that they can offer this support. If at any time it is felt that the child would benefit from further specialist care - then they would be referred on to CAMHS.

At Sutton Green Primary we use a Tier system to match the needs of the child to the level of support they recieve. Please find this in the links below.- Mental Health Provision Map outlining the level of support at each Tier. You can also find our Mental Health Policy under the policies tab and other useful documents. 

Please click on the links below to find information about Cheshire's out of hours mental health advice and support for parents and young people.

Young Minds - Support for Parents

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Sutton Green Primary School, Armthorpe Drive, Little Sutton, Cheshire CH66 4NW