Mental Health & Wellbeing Advice
The Wellbeing Team
The Wellbeing Team at Kelvin comprises Mrs Counter (Designated Wellbeing Lead) and Miss McDaid (Wellbeing Coordinator).
Having gained experience in school as a Student Support Officer, Miss McDaid joined the Wellbeing Team in 2021. Miss McDaid’s role involves working with both individuals and groups of students to provide low-level mental health and wellbeing support as needed. She works closely with our younger students to support their transition and to identify and address any issues as soon as possible.
As a qualified Senior Mental Health Lead, Mrs Counter has a more strategic role in school, with responsibility for the mental health and wellbeing of students, parents and staff. She works with students with moderate to high needs, and liaises with external agencies to provide support where needed.
Students are referred to the Wellbeing Team by the Pastoral Team. All students who are referred are then seen by Mrs Counter for a “triage” appointment to assess the level of need. Mrs Counter and Miss McDaid will then support identified students either through group or 1:1 work. Where necessary, they also make referrals to external agencies such as Thrive Hull (formerly HeadStart), Mind or CAMHS. If you would like to speak to either Miss McDaid or Mrs Counter, please call the school on 01482 342229 during school hours and they will be happy to help you.
Support available in school with the Wellbeing Team:
Triage appointments with Mrs Counter (referral needed)
1:1 appointments (following a referral)
Drop in sessions (open to all students)
Targeted group sessions on subjects including: Navigating School, Coping with Loss, Coping with Emotions, Body Positivity, Worry Management, Smooth Start (transition), Chat & Chill (social skills), Getting to Know You (friendship skills) and Mindfulness skills
Wellbeing Welcome - before school drop ins for students feeling anxious about the day
Attendance support - text messages from and to the Wellbeing Team staff to support non or low attenders (by prior arrangement and with parental consent)
Pet therapy - time with Lizzie our Wellbeing Dog
Support available in school from External Agencies:
Weekly lunchtime drop ins with Turn 2 Us youth workers (Wednesdays)
Appointments with the School Nurse (referral needed)
1:1 sessions with Advotalk, Life Skills Hub, Emotional Resilience Coaches, Mind or CAMHS (referral needed)
Engaging Through Music groups
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