On this page you will find information to support wellbeing for your child and family.
Wellbeing at Morningside
At Morningside we are committed to ensuring the mental health and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. As our WAMHS project continues to develop, we strive to provide the very best support for the mental health of our whole school community: school staff, pupils, parents and carers. Our mission is to sustain a happy and healthy school where we all have the ability to thrive in a positive, calm and trusting working environment.
Click here to read the Morningside Wellbeing and Mental Health policy.docx
The Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAMHS) Programme
The WAMHS programme was introduced in City and Hackney following the 2017 publication of the Government green paper called “Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper”.
The green paper set out an ambition for earlier intervention and prevention, a boost in support for the role played by schools and colleges, and better, faster access to NHS services. The WAMHS project seeks to meet some of these aims by supporting our staff and parents to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all children at Morningside
Who am I?
My name is Magdalena Wydra and I am a CAMHS Clinical working for First Steps CAMHS Community in Hackney the CAMHS Worker in School (CWIS) for Morningside.
I visit the school twice a month (Tuesdays) to provide support and advice on children’s and families’ emotional well-being so that we can support all children to thrive and achieve. We would like to offer some sessions for parents if you have any questions about your child’s emotions, relationships or behaviour, want ideas for supporting a child or would like a space to think about your own well-being, you can drop in for a chat.
Guided by you, I could:
- Provide advice about how to support a child’s emotional well-being or behaviour. For example, discussing ways to help your child to feel more confident or improve their behaviour. Discuss your child’s worries and anxieties, perhaps sleep difficulties, or discuss strategies on how to manage your morning routine.
- Provide information on local services that provide additional support for children. For example, First Steps or Young Hackney.
- Provide a space for you to speak about the challenges of being a parent. Being a parent can be both incredibly rewarding and challenging and having a space to share these challenges can be helpful.
- Provide information and advice if you are considering accessing support for yourself. As a parent, it is really important to prioritise your own well-being too. I can provide information on services for parents such as parent groups, counselling and bereavement services, Mindfulness courses and coffee afternoons.
Please contact the school office if you would like to arrange an appointment.
Here are some handouts from the first anxiety session:
Handout_Parent workshop _anxiety worries and fears
The next session will be on Tuesday 12th March at 9am
The next session will be on Tuesday 27th February at 9am and will focus on sleep. The focus of the following sessions is led by the parents and carers that attend the group
The final session for Spring term will be on Tuesday 26th March at 2:15pm
Dates for summer term:
Tuesday 30th April
Tuesday 4th June
Tuesday 2nd July
Ideas and Information