MIND support

This year, we are pleased to work with Charley Bird, an Educational Mental Health Practitioner from MIND in West Essex.


Charley will continue to offer weekly parent support sessions for those families with children experiencing anxiety, challenging behaviour or attachment issues at home. These are done with families on a 1:1 basis and don’t directly involve the child. If you feel this free service may be something you are interested in please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or Gemma Lincoln/Amy Sargeant (SENCO).


She will also be working with groups of children in school to help develop their emotional resilience and will be championing our Well-being Ambassadors in the work that they do.


Further information about the support MIND in West Essex offers families outside of school can be found at: https://www.mindinwestessex.org.uk/

Previous comments from a family who attended parent support sessions with one of our Educational Mental Health Practitioners


“Abby offered an hour long session every week. These were individually designed for my son and his mental health needs.  These sessions taught us new coping mechanisms and strategies to build up my son’s resilience.  


The experience with Abby normalised my sons feels and emotions for me and allowed me to see solutions to help change his mind set to a more productive, happy one.  


The positive results were more than we could ever have imagined for my struggling 6 year old, myself and family. Along with the support from his school headteachers and his class teachers, Abby was able to offer us a break-through that turned my sons challenging and anxious experience of school to one of understanding and joy.”