Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing at Winwick
At Winwick CE, we understand that mental health and wellbeing  is so important at every stage of life. Nurturing our mental health can help our pupils to reach their potential and cope with the day to day challenges they face.  
Since September 2022, Winwick has had a specialist Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead (Mrs Mills), who is highly trained, and whose focus is on the mental health and wellbeing of our children, but also our wider school community.
We offer a wide range of strategies and programmes linked to mental health and wellbeing, including for staff and parents.  If you are struggling with your own mental health and wellbeing, please come in and talk to a member of the team, who can help you to access support.  You can also find some useful resources below.
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
At Winwick CE, we have our own ELSA - Mrs Mills - who is also our Mental health and Well-being Lead.  Mrs Mills has successfully completed the ELSA training programme and has implemented all her knowledge and learning from this to develop her ELSE role at Winwick.
Attached below, is the leaflet, explaining all about what ELSA is and how Mrs Mills may be able to help your child. If you feel this may be beneficial to your child please contact your child's class teacher with your concerns and they will refer it to our ELSA.
Nurture Rooms
We have two specially designed Nurture Rooms, which have been developed by our Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead - Mrs Mills - who has used her expertise to design the spaces to ensure they are calm and welcoming so that children can access these when the need arises.  The rooms are used to deliver specialist mental health and wellbeing sessions linked to the different programmes we deliver, as well as being accessible for children who may require a calm, quiet space during the day, linked to their individual needs.
Sunshine Room - Key Stage 2
Rainbow Room - EYFS & Key Stage 1
Health and Safety Parental Resources
Please find below the resources that parents/carers might find useful.

The Rest Easy Method


The REST EASY Method was created by Life Coach & Wellbeing Educator Emily Gearing BA (Hons) Dip Psych, MHFA in 2018.

The method is a self-help tool designed to prevent mental illness in 6-25 years olds. It is a cohesive mental health initiative that is delivered in schools & businesses by our team of REST EASY Coaches.

The method is an evidence based model which is backed by Parliament Street & the NHS Innovations Agency.  For more information on our training programme please visit our sister site

Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources
Mental Wellbeing: Adult Resources
Below you will find links to a range of resources, including  support in Warrington. 
A range of adult resources can also be downloaded from the Greater Manchester Mental Health Trusts Website.
You can also use the NHS Every Mind Matters Assessment to help you better understand your emotions and seek further support if needed.
Youth In Mind 
Youth In Mind launched on the 17th April 2023

Delivered at Warrington Youth Zone, Youth In Mind is a free and discrete drop-in service for young people aged 7-19 (up to 25 with additional needs) who are experiencing problems relating to their emotional wellbeing.   

The service will be delivered 7 days a week, alongside our Universal programme

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday – 3.30pm – 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday – 11am – 3pm

No appointment or referral is necessary. Young people do not have to be members to attend this.

An initial 15-minute session will focus on an Assessment of Need, followed by the co-design with the young person of a bespoke Support Plan, which will draw on a range of projects and support services within the Youth Zone and external agencies. 

This service is commissioned by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and delivered in partnership with Warrington CAMHS. 

Kooth digital mental health service
1 in 5 children and young people suffer from mental health illness in any given year. At Kooth, they believe every young person has the right to thrive and to access high quality mental health care. is commissioned both in the UK and the US. In the UK: The NHS, Local Authorities, charities and businesses have access to anonymous and personalised mental health support for Children and Young People. With over 1.3m logins per year, we provide end to end support whatever the need. 

Open 365 days a year

Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm

Sat-Sum 6pm-10pm

Introduction to digital mental health support available online to young people and adults- for parents and carers in Cheshire and Merseyside
With the children's transition to high school fast approaching, we are putting in place some support for them as they embark on this next chapter in their lives.
Next month, the children will be taking part in an online transition session which will support them in their transition to high school. We have appreciate that this may also be an unsettling time for you as parents too and with that in mind, we wanted to make you aware on an online webinar that is available.
This webinar is for parents and carers of young people who reside in Cheshire & Merseyside who want to know more about Kooth and Qwell as part of the digital mental health offer. During the session, you will learn: -how each support feature on the websites work -how adults and young people benefit from the services -how they safeguard at risk adults and young people. They will also offer a time to answer any questions you have about the services. This is purely voluntary and should you wish you access this, it is free of charge and can be booked via the link below.