Emotional Well-being and Mental Health

Timothy Hackworth Mental Health and Wellbeing Chart

Well-Being Award for Schools

WAS – Timothy Hackworth Primary School

Support for Mental Health, Well-being, Emotional and Social Development

At Timothy Hackworth Primary School, providing our pupils with the very best pastoral, medical, emotional and social support forms a significant part of our culture and ethos. We have implemented a number of strategies to support pupils and their families and respond quickly to their needs. All staff working with different groups of children have an in-depth knowledge of every child’s needs and we also have a full- time Pupils and Families Intervention Support Lead, Mrs. Nixon, who offers support in various ways to families, including family groups, family learning sessions, parent coffee mornings and family outings and trips. We also have a Mental Health Lead, Mrs. Kozlowski. Both the Pupils and Families Intervention Support Lead and the Mental Health Lead are trained Mental Health First Aiders.

We receive regular training to support pupils with medical conditions and work with specialist colleagues to ensure that our pupils receive the very best care in our school.

We work closely with many other professionals to provide social, emotional, pastoral and medical support and much of this work is personalised to meet the individual needs of children and their families.

In addition, we consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships to ensure the medical and social needs of SEND children are met.


At Timothy Hackworth Primary School, we work with Place2Be, a national charity supporting schools to improve the confidence and wellbeing of children and young people.

Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic support to pupils, families and staff in more than 250 schools nationwide.

It gives pupils a space to express themselves through talking and creative work, and to think about any worries they might have. Place2Be also provides support for parents and staff too. Follow the link below to find out more about Place2Be and its work. https://www.place2be.org.uk/


One of the most popular aspects of this service is called ‘Place2Talk’. It’s open to all pupils, and they can make an appointment to spend 15 minutes with a trained counsellor, either by themselves or with a friend. On average, about a third of pupils in Place2Be’s schools take advantage of this service every year. Pupils often talk about friendships or any worries they may have.

Piece of Mind Team (formally Mental Health Support Team)

At Timothy Hackworth Primary School we have been involved in the Mental Health Trail Blazer Project and we are very pleased to be part of a Mental Health Support Team, called Piece of Mind, which is attached to our School. Piece of Mind offer early help to children and young people who are struggling with mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as anxiety and/or low mood. A leaflet that explains the role of the Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) within the team is available here.

As well as working directly with children and young people the team offer advice and guidance to staff members, parents and other professionals. If you feel your child would benefit from support from Piece of Mind or you would like additional information about the team, please contact Mrs. Kozlowski (Mental Health Lead) to discuss further.

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.