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Mrs Baxter is our Senior Mental Health Lead and Mrs Parkinson is a trained adult mental health first aider. 

Our mental health champion/ first aider: Mr N Hussain 



Mrs Baxter has recently undertaken Mental Health training; a comprehensive course over a 6 month period. 

This training helped me focus on: A ‘whole school approach to mental health’ as a culture that is built upon empathy, relationships and evidence-based practice. These practices are embedded within the curriculum, policies and procedures across the school. They are inclusive and flexible to support and respond to the school community’s mental health needs. In the academic year 2023/24 we shall focus on 3 of the strands below to be areas of focus and continue to progress from there.  We have an action plan already in place to ensure we are targeting areas correctly – as directed by a self-audit. 

Amid the Covid 19 pandemic, supporting the wellbeing of children has never been so important. We realise your contact with parents is limited at this time, so have produced our 10 Top Tips Parent Resource which you can place on your website/parent hub page, or send as a link to your parents.

This resource is designed to offer advice on how parents can safeguard their child/ren’s mental health and promote their wellbeing.

The resource is available as a document and short video presentation.

The link to both resources is

Thank you to everyone who came to school dressed in green today in support of Mental Health Awareness. This cause is very important to us at Wycliffe, as we prioritise the well-being of everyone. Through your generosity, a total of £135.10 has been raised for the Mental Health Foundation.



Service Before Self – making treats for her teacher’s birthday  to share with her entire class! 


We are proud to be supporting #childrensmentalhealthweek. This week we have all been;
  • setting ourselves emotional goals and reaching for the stars;
  • being proud of how we have grown together since September;
  • making well-being wells to help us whenever we might feel sad or upset in the future;
  • thinking about the people in our lives who help to lift us up – our support networks;
  • planting our own seeds in our edible garden to help us to understand that it takes time to grow, we need help and we all grow in different ways.
Thank you to Mrs Baxter for also releasing teachers/staff to talk to each class about mental health as well as giving the teachers a surprise break!
Children’s Mental Health Awareness 
As part of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we held a Lego themed ‘Walk and Talk’ in the playground on Tuesday. Thank you to the fantastic families who stayed to build stronger connections with others in our school community.

We highlighted children’s mental health week with a ‘Dress to Express Day’.


Call: NSPCC mental health support 

PARENTS: Support for mental health and well being.

EY support

NHS mental health and well – being 

Healthy Minds Signposting Sheet

Hope clouds activity

How many positives -360 activity

Parent pack – strategies for coping

Useful websites

Wellbeing guidebook to support children

Mental Health Reflections

The Cellar Trust

10 Keys to Happier Living


Resources for wellbeing – for kids

Staff Wellbeing

Staff across school shared Thank you cards to thank each other for the amazing things they have done for one another.