Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing team

The wellbeing and mental health of pupils and staff is a top priority here at St Edward’s. We have recently formed our new Wellbeing Team made from a group of dedicated staff who will be working with children to support them with their mental health. Mrs Gibbs (our Pupil and Family Support Worker) leads our mental health and wellbeing team in her role as Senior Mental Health Lead. Both Mrs Canner and Miss Pauley have been trained as ELSA leaders. ELSA stands for Emotional Literacy Support Assistant and they will both be supporting our children with how they communicate their feelings and emotions.

We have also become a Rainbows school. Rainbows is a charity who support children who have suffered loss in their lives. Mrs Gibbs, Mrs Canner, Mrs Morris and Mrs Docherty have been trained as Rainbows facilitators and will begin working with groups of children shortly. We are proud of our staff who have received this training and we can’t wait to witness the positive impact this will have on our pupils!