At West Acton, the wellbeing of our pupils, staff and parents is very important to us. Here are some ways we are improving awareness and support for mental health in our school:
Mrs Emma Ahmad is our School Therapist, she is an Educational Psychologist.
She is in school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Mr Ayaz Akthar is our School Therapist, he is an Educational Psychologist.
He is in school on Friday.
They work relentlessly within the school to:
If you would like to contact Mrs Ahmad or Mr Akthar please email them via the Office on email@example.com
Children's Mental Health Week
Every year we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week during the start of February. There is a different theme each year and we :
Safe TT Spot
We have a pupil designed post box system where children can confidentially complete a slip requesting to talk to Mrs Ahmad, if they are worried or sad. Boxes are placed around school and have useful information and books on display too.
Autism Awareness Week
West Acton prides itself on being an inclusive school. Every year we have an Autism Awareness Week where pupils learn to understand the things that people with autism are good at and what they find difficult such as social skills. This helps pupils to work with and support their friends, siblings and family members who have autism.
Each classroom has a calm box which contains a range of objects to help a child to calm themselves if they are anxious, angry, scared or just need a minute to think.
Pupils can ask to use the calm box when they feel the need.
Mental Health Support Organisations (click below image)
Reading Well Booklists
Guide to Key Family Support