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Welcome to Etchells' Well -Being page!

As a school, we take mental health and well being very seriously. We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We understand that everyone experiences life's challenges differently and that can make us all vulnerable. It is in these times, that additional support and strategies may be needed.

At Etchells, we address this in a number of ways. We mentor and support pupils in school to help them find the correct strategies to cope with the emotional challenges they are facing. This may be through, 1:1, small group or whole class sessions. Together we tackle issues such as: low self esteem or confidence, friendship difficulites, transition to a new class or school, dealing with anger, bereavement or other loss, family breakdown, lack of resilience and any other emotional challenges that might be a barrier to learning.

Below are a range of links and resources  that you may find useful. In addition to this, you may wish to contact the class teacher if you feel your child may benefit from group or individual support. They can then forward a referral.


Elizabeth Vedvik 

Well-Being / Mental Health Lead



Anna Freid National Centre for Children and Families https://www.annafreud.org/

BBC - Five ways to help with children's Well - Being https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/five-ways-to-help-childrens-wellbeing/zfb2d6f/

CEDS https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/ceds-north

Childline https://childline.org.uk/

Childnet https://www.childnet.com

Mental Health Foundations (provides A-Z directory of an array of help) https://mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/a-z-topics/online-mental-health-support

Kooth is support for age 10-25 it is an online space with non-judgemental anonoymous help from an online community, as well as direct messaging with qualified professionals.


Mermaids https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Parents and Carers Together Stockport https://pactstockport.co.uk/

Rainbow Trust https://www.rainbowtrust.org.uk/

Stockport Inclusion Service https://www.stockportinclusionservice.co.uk/welcome/

Young Minds https://www.youngminds.org.uk/



The Pennine care 24/7 phone line is run by expereinced mental health professionals who can listen and help callers work through immediate problems, as well as give out information about other services and ways to move forward. Call 0800 014 9995

The Emotional Well-Being Hub is available to speak to the parents of anyone aged 0-25 on 0161 217 6028 (open 08:30-17:00 Monday to Friday, with early close Friday at 4pm)

If it is urgent HOPELINEUK can offer young people upto the age of 35 (and their parents) confidential support. Call 0800 068 4141 or text  0786 003 9967 between 09:00am and midnight everyday.

Young Minds Parent Helpline 08088025544


Smiling Minds




Proud Parenting


Better Help

Affirmations for the Positive Mind


Guy Winch - How to practice emotional first aid   - the links have not been working - please put information into a search engine to locate the for the Ted Talk.









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Primary School

East Avenue, Heald Green, Stockport, SK8 3DL

Telephone | 0161 437 1792

Email | admin@etchells.stockport.sch.uk

Headteacher | Cathy Beddows