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At Burnwood Community School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our school community, students, staff and parents. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable people.

In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health. By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health policies and procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for students and their families affected both directly, and indirectly by mental ill health.

Promote positive mental health in all staff, students and families

Increase understanding and awareness of common mental health issues

Alert staff to early warning signs of mental ill health

Provide support to staff working with young people with mental health issues

Provide support to students suffering mental ill health and their peers and parents/carers

Please find below more information from our Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy.

Lead Members of Staff

Whilst all staff have a responsibility to promote the mental health of students, staff with a specific, relevant remit include:

Mrs E Wickham, Mrs S Flynn, Mrs W Bryan & Mr W Rawson - Designated Safeguarding Officers

Mrs J Parker Bowen – Designated Safeguarding Governor

Mrs T Stanway - Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead

Miss K Bowyer - Inclusion Lead/SENCO

Mr W Rawson - Pastoral and Inclusion Leader/ School Governor

Mrs E Wickham - Headteacher/CPD Leader

Mrs J Walker & Mrs Taylor - PSHE Leader

Mrs W Bryan – Home School Family Support Worker

Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead

Wow, what a week we have had celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week! We have had lots of outdoor activities going on. For example, mindful walks, scavenger hunts, meditations & yoga etc. Even the staff were treated to some REIKI. We've had a blast!

Mental Health Awareness Week - 13th to 17th May 2024 - The theme for this year is movement. Let's celebrate by taking part in activities throughout the week. We will also be raising awareness by wearing GREEN on Friday 17th May 2024.

Stay Well FREE training available for parents/staff - March 2024

Don't forget that in Stoke-on-Trent we have the Crisis Care Centre available 7 days a week/24 hours a day, to help with any person that is in crisis with their mental health. It is an all age access service - 0800 0328 728

It's Children's Mental Health Week - Monday 5th February to Sunday 11th February 2024. The theme this year is 'My Voice Matters'. We have a number of activities going on throughout school this week. There are also parent/carer resources on the Place2Be website. Have a fun week celebrating & raising awareness for Children's Mental Health .

Stars in Our School's Celebration Day - Here at Burnwood our school support staff go above & beyond each day. It takes a whole team to make a school a safe and happy place to be. Support staff help children learn, keep them safe and happy and make sure schools run smoothly. They are the caterers, admin staff, finance officers, teaching assistants, librarians, ICT technicians and many more roles. We thank each & everyone of them for being the Stars of our School!

We raised awareness & celebrated World Mental Health Day on Friday 6th October 2023. There were lots of activities taking place throughout the whole school. It was non-uniform day for all staff & pupils. It was great to see so many of us wearing an item of yellow clothing. Staff had the opportunity to have a free breakfast butty. Trained staff delivered Reiki, to both staff & parents & the children took part in lots of related activities. We had a blast!

We will be celebrating World Mental Health Day on Friday 6th October 2023. This will be a non-uniform day, in which we ask that your child wears an item of yellow. #HelloYellow #YoungerMinds #It'soktonotbeok Combined Wellbeing is a local website to access help, information & guidance, on supporting mental wellbeing.

Stay Well Digital Training Sessions (delivered via ZOOM) FREE for Professionals, Parents/Carer Givers and Volunteers working with Children & Young People within Stoke on Trent. It is advised (but not compulsory) to complete the introductory course; ‘Understanding the Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health of Children and Young People’ before accessing the specialist training sessions. Please contact StayWell on 01782 418518 or by emailing

WOW, we've smashed it again! - WAS AWARD 2023 - Well done to each and everyone of our Burnwood Community. Working together really does help us to achieve our best!

Stoke-on-Trent now have an online community directory. This is an online tool to help you find out about activities, clubs, support, health services, and what’s on in your local area. This searchable online directory contains details of a wide range of care providers, services, self help groups, community and voluntary organisations and much more.

Stay Well Digital Training Sessions (delivered via ZOOM) FREE for Professionals, Parents/Carer Givers and Volunteers working with Children & Young People within Stoke on Trent. It is advised (but not compulsory) to complete the introductory course; ‘Understanding the Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health of Children and Young People’ before accessing the specialist training sessions. Please email the service to request training on or give them a call on 01782 418518

Mental Health Awareness Week - Monday 15th May to Sunday 21st May 2023. The official theme for this year, as set by the Mental Health Foundation, is ‘anxiety’. We have decided to ask the children to complete their very own 'Wellness toolkit.' Each Phase will be completing activities on what things help them to feel happy. This could be their favourite music, hobby, friendship, family, being outdoors etc. We are looking forward to seeing what the children decide to do within their classes..... HAPPY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

External Mental Health & Wellbeing Service Directory - Services available in our local area - Please ask at the office for a copy

It's here! Children’s Mental Health Week - 6th February 2023 to 12th February 2023. We’re encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding, and meaningful ways. Watch the video below to learn more about the 'Place2Be's' theme.

Time to Talk Day - Thursday 2nd February 2023

We now have new members to our Change Team & Wellbeing Champions!

Access to our Mental Health & Wellbeing External Support Directory

Mini Me Yoga Family Learning Activity

Mental Health Awareness Week - 9th - 15th May 2022

Family Links - Parents/Carers are invited to join Mrs Bryan & Mrs Nield at the NEW Family Links Sessions

Children's Mental Health Week - Growing Together - 7th-13th February 2022

Parents/Carers Sparkles Wellbeing Sessions

Hello Yellow - October 2021

Together We Can Be Active

Stay Well - Training For Parents

Online Support For Children, Parents & Professionals -

#HELLOYELLOW - Wear something yellow - Friday 8th October 2021

Stay Well Service support for children & parents/carers

Mental Health Awareness Week - May 10th to 16th May 2021

Children's Mental Health Week 1st - 7th February 2021

Mental Health Support For Children From The Stay Well Service

Mental Health Support Team Working In Your Local Schools

Stars In Our Schools - Today we are celebrating the jobs of our wonderful support staff, our cleaners, our caretakers, our kitchen staff, our office staff, our teaching assistants and our technicians.

Anti-Bullying Week - Week Commencing 16th November 2020 - United Against Bullying

World Mental Health Day - #HelloYellow - Celebrated on Friday 9th October 2020

Kindness by The Juicebox Jukebox - Be Kind Kids Song Childrens Music New Random Acts Week 2020

Let's celebrate Kindness! Sing and dance with The Juicebox Jukebox new song "Kindness" featuring an all star cast of adorable kids who know what it means to ...

Gratitude Meditation ❤️️ 21 Day Transformation ❤️️ 432 HZ

Benefits of gratitude for kids. Studies show that gratitude for kids can be a very powerful tool, with lots of benefits to mental and physical health. They include things like: Higher levels of happiness and optimism. Improved sleep. Less stress and an improved ability to cope with stress. Fewer physical problems.

Coronavirus Support & Resources For Mental Health & Wellbeing

Time to Talk Day - Thursday 6th February 2020

Wellbeing in Schools Award Presentation - Friday 15th November 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week - Our Community Showcase Event - Friday 17th May 2019

Our Journey So Far...

Risk Factors

Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACES

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Mental Health & Wellbeing Services in Stoke-on-Trent


Awards we have achieved so far.