Mental Health First Aid
At EWS we are passionate about the mental health of our students and staff. To help support Team EWS, we have established a Mental Health team on our North and South campuses.
Designated Mental Health Lead: Miss Kelly Mitchell
Mental Health First Aider: Mrs Pauline Hardingham
Designated Mental Health Lead: Mrs Charlotte Low
Mental Health First Aider: Miss Roxy Flynn
The purpose of the Mental Health team is to promote good mental health and emotional wellbeing as well as striving to achieve a culture of talking about how we feel and remove the stigma surrounding mental health. We are developing a whole school approach as well as teaching our students about mental health and wellbeing through a programme of PSHE.
The team are not trained medical professionals but we will seek to help and support students by identifying emerging mental health needs as well as making referrals to specialist mental health services.
There are also some fantastic free services that you can connect with outside of school hours such as:
The School Nurse: text chathealth on 07507 329600
Shout (in partnership with Place2Be): text CONNECT to 85258
Childline: call 0800 1111
Samaritans: call 116 123
Northamptonshire CAMHS Connect Consultation Line: 0300 1111 022, Option 1, Option 1. CAMHS Live messaging service on www.nhftnhs.uk/camhslive Both are open 9am to 9pm.
- The Mix: telephone Line open 4-11pm every day on 0808 808 4994. You can email and they will respond within 24 hours on https://www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team/email-us Group Online Chats and Crisis Messenger text THEMIX 85258 Open 24/7 https://www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team/crisis-messenger