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At Long Lane the mental health and wellbeing of our children and families is of the utmost importance to us. We understand that there may be times when our pupils and maybe their families too, may need additional support. We pride ourselves on being an approachable and caring school, with safeguarding at the heart of all we do. We encourage you to come and speak with us if you have any concerns for your child’s or your own wellbeing.


Our Mental Health and Wellbeing team are:

  • Mrs T Allison – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
  • Miss K Penn – Senior Mental Health Lead & Deputy DSL
  • Mrs S Syrad – Family Support Worker, Lead ELSA, Lunch Supervisor and Deputy DSL
  • Mrs C Mowbray – Deputy DSL


What is Wellbeing?



Who to go to for help

If something is worrying your child or affecting your family

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If something is worrying your child…

Change of teacher? Friendships? Confidence? School work? Family troubles? Divorce or separation? Illness within the family? New sibling? Bereavement?

Discuss these issues with the class teacher, or if you would prefer you can speak to Mrs Syrad - Family Support Worker. We can offer ELSA support in school. If this is not appropriate, parents or school can refer to Emotional Health Academy. If we feel it necessary, we have contact with many other services and should be able to point you in the right direction of help. Please make contact with us through the school office or email

If something is affecting your family…

Family worries? Parent illness? Change in family circumstances? Difficulties making ends meet? Housing problems? Parent in prison?

Contact Mrs Syrad, our Family Support Worker, for advice. If we cannot help in school, we probably know someone who could help you. We are in contact with a wide range of services and other agencies who may be able to support. Please make contact with us through the

school office or email and someone will get back to you.


Who to go to for help

Child abuse
Mental health
Bereavement support
Crisis aid & suicide
Women's shelter
Domestic violence
Children's wellbeing
Domestic abuse
Men's domestic abuse