Teen Health

Werneth School is committed to providing care, support and guidance, and counselling on all issues related to Health and Well-Being.

On the page below we have details of the agencies that work woth Werneth.

BEACON COUNCIL


Beacon Counselling is here at Werneth High to help you if you feel that life is getting on top of you or that your emotions are confusing you to the point where you can’t sort them out alone or with your friends and family.  Counselling offers a private space in which you can explore your situation and your feelings about this, supported by a counsellor who will respect your views and help you to make sense of your emotions. 

Counselling is confidential – which means that as long as you aren’t at risk of being seriously hurt by another person, or of seriously hurting yourself, Yvonne will keep what you say private.  If she does feel you are at risk, she will always try to talk to you before she talks to anyone else.

Yvonne won’t tell you what to do – she will help you to work out what you want to do, if anything.  Sometimes it isn’t about doing anything – just being able to talk about difficulties and have your feelings and opinions be accepted and valued is all that a person needs.

Your counsellor is Yvonne and she has lots of experience in helping young people deal with a wide range of difficulties.  Some of these are:

  • problems in relationships with family, friends or others
  • feeling anxious or ‘not good enough’
  • being angry a lot of the time or struggling to control your temper
  • feeling low or unhappy
  • losing someone you love
  • finding ways to speak out about and survive abuse
  • wanting to hurt yourself

 

Mrs Shelmerdine
Young Person’s Service Coordinator Beacon Counselling
Telephone 07712159440

If you think counselling is for you, you can ask to see Yvonne.  Talk to your Year Inclusion Manager, Ms Dee or Mrs Haughton they will refer you.  You might also want to check out our Self-Help information below.

If you think counselling is for you, you can ask to see Yvonne.  Talk to your Year Inclusion Manager, Ms Dee or Mrs Haughton they will refer you.  You might also want to check out our Self-Help information below.

 

Self Help Publications...

Anxiety

Bereavement

Self Harm

Stress Buster

Where's your head at

 

Mrs Shelmerdine is in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, all day. (Students need to see your Year Inclusion Manager to book an appointment.)

 

SCHOOL NURSE

Werneth School is committed to providing care, support and guidance, and counselling on all issues related to Health and Well-Being.

 

Young Carers

If you have any problems and need to speak to someone in school, you can contact…

Ms Dee
Contact - Student Services
0161 494 1222 Extension Number 1048
Email me at: joanne.dee@wernethschool.com

Mrs Lumsdon
Contact - Year 9 Office
0161 494 1222 Extension Number 1031
Email me at: jacqueline.lumsdon@wernethschool.com

Key tasks and responsibilities

As a member of the school leadership team, ensure appropriate strategies, policies and procedures are in
place to proactively identify young carers, ensuring that their needs are recognised and met.

To ensure that those young people who have caring responsibilities are supported
effectively and enabled to meet Every Child Matters outcomes and that they have the same
access to educational and career choices as their peers.

To lead on establishing staff induction, training and information to enable staff to:
-recognise the signs that a child or young person has caring responsibilities
- increase their understanding of the impact of such responsibilities,
- ensuring that they are aware of the identified school lead with responsibility for young carers, and
- help young carers and their families understand how this support can be accessed

• To ensure that the curriculum promotes a full understanding and acceptance of, and respect for, the issues and needs of young carers and their families, promoting positive images and challenging
stereotypes around disability and impairment.

• Monitor relevance of existing school policies e.g. attendance, anti-bullying, procedures and
practice on the wellbeing and specific needs of young carers. Report strengths, weaknesses and
recommendations to school leadership team and governors for inclusion in school development plan.

• Use and evaluate existing data effectively to monitor the welfare and progress made by young carers. Highlight barriers to achievement such as poor attendance and punctuality, failure to
complete homework, non-engagement with extended school or extra-curricular activities and work with appropriate colleagues to remove / reduce these barriers enabling young carer to achieve their full potential.

• To establish a first point of contact for young carers and their families within the school,
encouraging young carers and their families to self-identify and to discuss any
barriers they face and additional help they may need. The designated lead may
choose to have Key Contacts in each year group or key stage in larger schools.

• Ensure that young carers and their families receive coordinated
support by communicating effectively and working in partnership
with internal and external support agencies using Common
Assessment Framework.

 

mental health and wellbeing

Werneth School is committed to providing care, support and guidance, and counselling on all issues related to Health and Well-Being.

 

If you need any support contact...

 

Ms Dee Contact - Student Services

0161 494 1222 Extension Number 1048

Email me at: joanne.dee@wernethschool.com

 

Mrs Claudia Houghton Contact - Student Services

0161 494 1222 Extension Number 1060

Email me at: claudia.houghton@wernethschool.com

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-and-stigma/help-and-support

 

Mosaic

MOSAIC is a specialist drug and alcohol service.

OSAIC provides a range of interventions to young people, families and communities to prevent and reduce substance related harm and to promote recovery.

The teams operating within MOSAIC include a specialist treatment and medical team, a dedicated family team, a school based team (MSBS), and a team specialising in sex and relationships education (SRE).

Werneth have their own dedicated Mosaic worker, her name is Amanda Harrison and she is based in the Multi Agency Room in Student Support on a Tuesday.

You can drop in to see her or you can call her to book an appointment on 07919 332054 or 0161 218 1114.