Meet our Pastoral Team

The pastoral team are to assist you and your children with mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to provide you with the support children need to ensure that they feel safe, ready to learn and respected. Our team can support children and sign-post support for families with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, self-regulation, friendship issues, plus a range of other emotional problems which can impact upon general wellbeing.

 

 Alongside our school pastoral team, we also have access to the Mental Health Support team. The team, consisting of Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs), offer help when needed to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of students.

 

To access any pastoral support please contact Carley CONeil@epsom.surrey.sch.uk

Recommended Support Services

  1. Childline- Childline can offer advice and tips to support your mental health and find ways to cope and a 1:1 chat with a counsellor from 9am - 10:30pm.

  2. MIND- Mind offers information and support for those living with a mental health problem or supporting someone who is https://www.mind.org.uk/

  3. KOOTH- Kooth is an anonymous site which helps children and young people to feel safe and confident in exploring their concerns and seeking professional support. https://www.kooth.com/

  4. Heads Together- Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health. https://www.headstogether.org.uk/

Recommended Apps

  1. Clear fear - Clear Fear is a free app to help children and young people manage the symptoms of anxiety.

  2. Wellmind- Wellmind is an NHS app. Advice and tips on how to improve mental health and wellbeing. Functions to help monitor moods, get crisis help and use relaxation audio tracks.

  3. Combined Minds- Combined Minds is a free app to help families and friends provide mental health support.

Local Help

  1. Open Doors Cafe - parent support group for parents with primary aged SEND children at Epsom Methodist Church Tuesday's 10-11.30am

  2. Children and Family Health Surrey - If you or your child needs emotional wellbeing or mental health advice or support, please contact MindWorks Surrey Access and Advice on 0300 222 5755. They are open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12noon on Saturdays