Here at Gwlady Street Community Primary and Nursery School, our children engage in Mindfulness. This includes daily mindfulness breathing and relaxation at the beginning of the school day and after lunch. During this time, pupils also engage in yoga activities and whole class or individual check-ins. Children use the Zones of Regulation (linked to our trauma informed practice) to indicate how they are feeling and then use their individual support cards to regulate their emotions.
This creates a calming atmosphere, promoting mental and physical relaxation, preparing the children for their learning.
Our children join in a variety of calming activities and strategies and have access to fidget toys and other resources to support.
Our school provides the space for children to talk and various strategies are provided which are personalised to the needs of each child.
Qualified Mental Health First Aiders
At Gwladys Street, we have a number of qualified Mental Health First Aiders.
These staff are Ms Booth, Mrs Baker and Mr Moore
Mental Health Champions
Our staff have a team of Mental Health Champions who are able to offer support or signpost to the relevant agencies.
Our school provides a holistic whole school approach to support our children, families and staff. The well-being of our staff and children is paramount.
Calm Central staff provide unique activities to targeted pupils on a daily basis to help promote social and emotional well-being. We also have areas around our school where children are able to access for some time to reassess and self-regulate.
Gwladys Street is proud of our Mental Health and Well-being Award. Care, compassion and support for all our children, families and staff is very much embedded within our school ethos.
We do our very best to ensure our practice in school is driven by our children’s experience and aspirations.
Key Members of Staff
Designated Mental Health Leads Miss Booth, Mrs Baker
Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Jackson
Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Baker
Sendco Mr Jones
Attendance Officer Mrs Martindale
Mrs Jackson (Inclusion Manager)
Mrs Baker (DSL, Calm Central Lead)
Mrs Martindale (Learning Mentor)
Mrs Dickens (Calm Central)
Mrs Hogg (Calm Central)
Mrs Balls (Calm Central)
Mr Jones (Senco)
Miss Hennessey (EAL Lead)
Mental Health First Aiders
Mental Health Champions
Mrs Townley Jones
Education Mental Health Practitioner Stephen Gordon, Alder Hey
Seedlings Practitioner Anne-Marie Clarke
Educational Psychologist Julie Martin
Education Welfare Officer Lorraine Foulkes
School Health Helen Miller
Support and Advice
There is a wide range of support and advice available to our families. Please see the menu below or some and speak to a member of staff if you or your child need support.
MHST – Mental Health Support Team
Crisis Care line
*Families/Professionals can call: 0151 293 3577 or 0151 282 4724 or freephone 0808 196 3550. Email: CrisisCare@alderhey.nhs.uk
*General enquiries: 0151 293 3662
SHOUT (Alder Hey) A free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope.
To start a conversation text the word GREEN to 85258
More info here: https://www.liverpoolcamhs.com/reach-out/
YPAS Crisis Face to Face Drop-Ins
YPAS North & South Hubs 9-8pm every Mon-Thurs
YPAS Central Hub 9-8pm every Mon-Thurs, 9-6pm Fri and 12-4pm Sat
More info here: https://ypas.org.uk/services/whats-on-calendar/
The Hub of Hope
The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.
CAMHS Crisis Line:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
0808 196 3550
0151 293 3577
0151 233 3700
Alder Centre (Bereavement Support)
0151 252 5391
Helpline for parents run by parents for bereavement
0800 282 986
|L6 Community Association (Foodbank)||0151 260 1297|
|St Andrews Community Network
(North Liverpool Foodbank)
|0151 226 3406|
|NSPCC Over 18||0808 800 5000|
|Under 18||0800 11 11|
|Winstons Wish (Bereavement Support for Children)||08088 020 021|
|WHISC (Women’s Health)||0151 707 1826|
|Liverpool Domestic Abuse service||0151 263 7474|
|Talk Liverpool (Counselling)||0151 228 2300|
|County Children’s Centre||0151 233 3760|
|Anfield Children’s Centre||0151 233 4001|
|Clubmoor Children’s Centre||0151 233 8500|
|Alder Hey||0151 228 4811|
|Merseyside Police||999 (Emergency) 101(Non emergency)|
|Liverpool City Council||0151 233 3000|
|Housing Options||0800 731 6844, 0151 233 3800|
|Onward Homes||0300 555 0131|
|Cobalt Housing||0330 303 2222|
|Riverside Housing||0345 111 0000|
|One Vision Housing||0300 365 1111|
|Plus Dane Group||0800 169 2988|
|Sanctuary Housing||0800 131 3348 (Landline) or 0300
123 3511 (Mobile)
|Torus Liverpool||0800 678 1894|
|Your Housing||0345 345 0272|
|Regenda||0344 736 0066|
|Mermaids (Gender Diverse Support)||0808 801 0400|
|Breeze Hill Medical Centre||0151 295 3500|
|Walton Village Medical Centre||0151 247 6399|
|Townsend Lane Medical Centre||0151 295 9520|
|Westminster Medical Centre||0151 922 3510|
|Mere Lane Medical Centre||0151 295 9620|
|County Road Dental||0151 521 3515|
|Queens Drive Dental Surgery||0151 525 3231|
|Litherland Walk In Centre||0151 475 4667|
|Old Swan Walk In Centre
||0151 247 6700|
You can also follow this link for other services available to support you or your family.