Mrs Austin-Cooke, our Head Teacher, is fully trained as a Senior Mental Health Lead. She is also a Mental Health First Aider.
We have a fully trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.
Elsa’s are Emotional Literacy Support Assistants. They are specialist teaching assistants with a wealth of experience of working with children. ELSA’s are trained and regularly supervised by Educational Psychologists.
Please do talk to either Mrs. Cooke or Mrs. Skelton (ELSA) if you have any concerns about your child.
ELSA’s help with:
Loss and bereavement, Emotional Literacy, Self esteem, Social skills, Friendship issues, Relationships, Managing Strong feelings, Anxiety, Bullying, Conflict, Emotional Regulation, Growth Mindset and Social stories.
Below are some links to mental health and wellbeing organisations that may find useful:
Derbyshire Mental Health Forum
Mental Health Matters Derby
Mental Health Action Group (MHAG)
Clay Cross Mental Health Carer’s Support Group
Touchwood Centre (Erewash Mental Health Association) – Ilkeston
Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health
For Obsessional Behaviour Support (F.O.B.S) Chesterfield
Staveley United Group
Amber Trust part of the P3 Group
Family Needs Matter
Nature Nurture CIC