Mental Health and Wellbeing

Daily Routines

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

Inclusion Team                                                       

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 

Miss Booth

Mr Moore

Mrs Baker

Mental Health Champions                                  

Miss Booth

Mr Moore

Mrs Baker

Mrs Cunningham

Mrs Hogg

Mrs Balls

Mrs Dickens

Miss Healey

Mrs Townley Jones

Mrs Haslehurst

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

Parent MHST Leaflet

Crisis Care line

*Families/Professionals can call: 0151 293 3577 or 0151 282 4724 or freephone 0808 196 3550. Email:

*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:

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:

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)
NHS Helpline 111
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.

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