At Bankfoot we want to be proactive in the early detection and prevention of mental health issues across the school by providing direct, ongoing support around mental health and wellbeing, including face-to-face support for pupils with mild to moderate mental health needs.

We aim to deliver training for school staff to help them support their pupils; to encourage good mental wellbeing and resilience across the school and provide guidance around issues such as bullying and coping with exam stress.

We will work alongside professionals who already provide mental health support in schools such as:

  • School nurses
  • Educational psychologists
  • School counsellors
  • Voluntary and community organisations
  • Social workers

When it comes to mental health, early intervention and noticing the warning signs is paramount. Introducing this service will enable staff working closest to pupils to recognise and act on any early signs they may see. It allows the child or young person as much time and support as possible for them to build the important coping mechanisms they need in order to manage their mental health and wellbeing.


Mental Health Lead
Juliet Wright 

Wellbeing Champion
Hermani Charles

Learning mentor
Saira Akhtar