Bedale Church Of England Primary School

Learning and Caring Together

Firby Road, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2AT

01677 422 401

Mental Health


Mrs Durham is our wellbeing lead and is currently completing a one year course in ‘Senior Mental Health Lead training’. Mrs Durham is our PSHE lead, and  Mrs Haw, Mrs Jobling and Mrs Wallace also make up part of the team with allocated time on  Monday and Wednesday afternoons.  Outlined below is a summary of what training and experience our staff at Bedale have.

Compass Phoenix- A service designed to support children with mild to moderate emotional wellbeing difficulties.

Managing school refusers- Mrs Haw recently completed training around how to support these children.

ASK (Assessing for suicide in kids)- Mrs Haw will be participating in a 2 day course to look at creating safety plans for children who may be at risk.

Links with the Educational Psychologist- Work around supporting our service children and setting up a multi element care plan.

Early Help- Mrs York, our previous SENDCO, led a resilience workshop alongside our Early Help advisor, Cath Preston. Cath regularly updates us with parent courses that are running online. Please contact school if you need any extra support and ask to speak to Mrs Ball our new SENDCO.

We are lucky to have our new sensory room and nurture rooms to carry out small group work sessions. Our weekly PSHE sessions cover all aspects around our mental wellbeing ,including staying safe, relationships and moving on.