Mental Health

At Wistaston Academy we aim to promote positive mental health for all our pupils. We pursue this aim using whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable pupils.

School staff spend a vast amount of time with children and get to know them well, so can at times play a vital role in supporting parents and signposting on to the relevant professionals in order for children to receive the support they need. 

Designated Mental Health Lead

Samantha Joy - (Deputy Principal)

Deputy Mental Health Lead & ELSA Trained

Tina Brittain - (Safeguarding & Attendance Lead) 

Previously trained over 6 weeks by Educational Psychologists as an Emotional Learning Support Assistant to help support in areas around anger, self-esteem, anxiety, loss and bereavement, social skills and work around emotions.

If you have any concerns regarding your child's mental health, please find below some useful contact details and websites where you can seek some further advice and support.

Useful websites

Live Well:  Useful information and advice on a range of subjects, and an easy to use directory of services in Cheshire East.

For further advice and support about talking to children and young people about mental health and well-being visit the Anna Freud website

NSPCC: is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.

My Mind: NHS website, run by CWP CAMHS. (see information leaflet below) This site has been developed for everyone interested in the mental health and well-being of young people.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust: a good source of information around anxiety and depression.'m-a-parent-worried-about-my-child

Covid 19 Resources

Mental Health Awareness week (18th- 24th May)

Find in the files, 'BBC Bitesize 7 day Kindness Challenge' 

Mencap: Easy to read Coronavirus

Place2Be: Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing

Young Minds: Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents  Helpline to support family wellbeing


Files to Download

Contact the School

Wistaston Academy

Moreton Road

Company registration number: 08882544
Place of Registration: England

Main Contact: Principal - Dominique Griffiths

Tel: 01270 685666

SEN Contact: Stephanie Tew

SEN Email: