Mental Health & Wellbeing

At Newark Orchard School we value the importance of supporting positive mental health and wellbeing. A mentally healthy school is one that has a whole-school approach to the topic of mental health and sees the mental health of its students, staff, and parent/carers as everyone’s responsibility. Our school’s ethos and culture promote the need for a supportive, caring, and respectful attitude at all times. We encourage students and all key stakeholders to be open and we want each member of the school community to have their voice heard.

At Newark Orchard school, we know that everyone experiences different life challenges, and that each of us may
need help to cope with them sometimes. We understand that anyone and everyone may need additional emotional support.

Key staff members in school

Senior Mental Health Lead- Margot Tyers

Role: To identify areas for development and to produce a whole school approach to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff.

Staff Wellbeing Leaders- Lisa Williams & Rebecca Turner

Role: To monitor and support staff wellbeing across the school and to develop and implement ongoing strategies to support this

Lead Mental Health First Aiders

Rebecca Turner

Sarah White

Supporting Mental Health First Aiders

Pauleen Johnson

Sean O’Sullivan

Sally Baker

Katie Prestage

Catherine Mason

Emotional Coach

Sarah White

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

Harry Tyers

Draw & Talk Interventions

Hannah Marson

Savannah Fowlds

All staff  completed Emotion Coaching Training on March 17th, 2023


Additional  Support

Link Educational Psychologist- Katie Ruane.

CAMHS- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Tackling Emerging Threats to Children



Useful websites for staff, students & parent/carers


Facilities in Newark  A ‘Breathe Café’ for parents & carers Activities to support health and wellness of young people

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