At Wistaston Academy we aim to promote positive mental health for all our pupils. We pursue this aim using whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable pupils.

School staff spend a vast amount of time with children and get to know them well, so can at times play a vital role in supporting parents and signposting on to the relevant professionals in order for children to receive the support they need. 

We are also proud to announce that Wistaston Academy has been re-accredited by AcSEED for another three years.  This award shows that we continue to meet the criteria for emotional wellbeing and mental health support whilst also demonstrating a strong focus on continuous improvement.  

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Designated Mental Health Lead

Dominique Griffiths  - (Principal)

Deputy Mental Health Lead & Mental Health Practitioner

Lizzy Dean

If you have any concerns regarding your child's mental health, please find below some useful contact details and websites where you can seek some further advice and support, also have a look on the Parent/Carer page. 

Useful websites & Sources of support.

Cheshire East Emotionally Healthy children and young people


Information and links to agencies offering support in Cheshire East 

Emotionally healthy children and young people

Lots of resources and tips in response to Covid-19 including this helpful booklet



 A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption”


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Free online teaching resources

Talks to young people

Free phone 116 123

Samaritans Education


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A website with lots of ideas and support materials


Help & Advice Resources | Papyrus UK | Suicide Prevention Charity


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A confidential support and advice service for:

  • Young people under the age of 35 who may be having thoughts of suicide
  • Anyone concerned a young person may be having thoughts of suicide. 


Call: 0800 068 41 41

Text: 07786209697

[email protected]



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Advice for young people including resources they can use

Childline: school and college

Mental health | Childline


0800 1111

Rise Above is a website co-created and produced by young people. It aims to build resilience and support good mental health in young people aged 10 to 16. The content has been adapted to COVID-19 and includes new mental health content based on insights from young people remote schooling.



Think Ninja is an app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well. It has been adapted to COVID-19 to bring self-help knowledge and skills to children and young people (10-18 years old) who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the crisis.



Young Minds

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There is a resources library with toolkits, publications, reports and policy information about children and young people's mental health.

It has a helpline for parents

Parents Helpline – call 0808 802 5544

School Resources

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Visyon are part of the new Emotionally Healthy children and Young peoples’ service. 

They offer a range of support to schools, children and families.



Every Mind

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and achieve our lives more.  We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.


Children and young people can access free confidential support anytime from voluntary and community sector organisations by:

  • texting SHOUT to 85258,
  • calling Childline on 0800 1111
  • or the Mix on 0808 808 4994.

For support with an eating disorder, children and young people can ring Beat’s Youthline on 08088010711.



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BEAT Eating Disorder - E-learning platforms.

BEAT have an online learning platform called POD – (Peer support and Online Development) for parents and carers of those who are suffering from eating disorders.

POD is an extremely useful platform which provides parents and carers of those who are suffering with eating disorders with a space to learn, share experiences, and find community. The platform offers access to online modules, resources, and spaces to talk with peers for support with helping a loved one.

POD is fully funded nationwide, meaning parents, and carers have access to a plethora of resources for free.




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Wistaston Academy

Moreton Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 8QS

Dominique Griffiths: Principal

01270 910500

[email protected]