Wellbeing and Pastoral Care
Mental Health Support
Safeguarding is taken very seriously: all staff raise concerns, however apparently slight, to form a bigger picture to help protect our children. We are happy to work with external agencies in these endeavours. Most matters often require a listening ear and some gentle and wise words. Pupil mentors are on hand for our younger children. All pupils know their form tutors to be approachable and readily talk to them to support them. Staff give generously of their time whether it’s through ‘Period 7’ academic help or a consoling chat with a pastoral lead. Parents can raise their concerns and most issues can be addressed before they become more serious.
The links below are external services and providers that you may find helpful. They contain a variety of information and may offer support with a range of issues.
Mental Health and well-being support
- UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health
- Online mental well-being community
A charity that works to prevent abuse, help rebuild children's lives and support families
42nd Street is a Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity with 40 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional well-being
Trafford Talkshop is an advice, support and information centre for young people aged 11 to 19
Suicide- Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive Mental Health and emotional well-being in young people.
- Eating Disorders
UK eating disorder charity. They listen to them, help them to understand the illness, and support them to take positive steps towards recovery. They also support family and friends, equipping them with essential skills and advice, so they can help their loved ones recover whilst also looking after their own mental health.
Winston’s Wish is a charity that supports bereaved children, young people, their families and the professionals who support them.
The Proud Trust is a charity providing education, support and advocacy for LGBT+ young people and their communities
- Trafford Child Protection
Trafford Children’s First Response. A single point of contact for all professionals and members of the public to report concerns, request advice and share information about a child/family. 0161 912 5125 during the day, or the Emergency Duty Team on 0161 912 2020 if it's an emergency at night or weekend.