'With Jesus, we learn as a joyful family and flourish to be the best that we can be'
Schools' Social Worker
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or through the school office or Mrs Ashbrook.
At St. Mary’s and St. Benedict’s Primary school, we take the mental well-being of our children and families very seriously. We are fortunate to have a School Social Worker, Michelle Wilde, who comes into school every week to support our children and families. (This is a voluntary service and should not be confused with the Local Authority Social Care).
Michelle works for the charity Caritas (Diocese of Salford) and has over 6 years’ experience of supporting young people and their families. Michelle works in schools to provide Social Work and Therapy services to pupils and their families to assist with any difficulties they may be experiencing.
Michelle offers a whole school family service therefore can support parents as well as children, this can be with advice and guidance around parenting or accessing services or just by giving parents emotional support in individual sessions.
During her time at our school, Michelle has supported many families and children to:
Michelle has introduced ‘Relax Kids’ workshops, which is a child relaxation class designed to help children become resilient and manage their emotional and mental health.
‘Relax Kids’ uses mindful and relaxation techniques alongside values and positive phycology to help support children’s emotional health and wellbeing. Michelle uses positive affirmations (positivity, strength-building, gratitude, resilience and compassion) to build children’s self-esteem and confidence.
To learn more about Relax Kids, please visit this website: www.relaxkids.com
Michelle has been instrumental in leading NSPCC workshops throughout our school.
NSPCC PANTS Support for parents
NSPCC Support for parents
Expect Respect Educational Toolkit