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Wellbeing/Pastoral Support in school

Our Pastoral Team consists of:

  • Designated Safeguarding & Mental Health Lead - Miss Eden
  • Form Tutors
  • Heads of Years
  • Attendance and Welfare Officer
  • Pastoral Support Workers

The Pastoral Team offers support and guidance to students in a number of ways. Brayton Academy is a caring school. If you have any worries or concerns, and would like to speak to somebody in school, there are plenty of people who you can talk to.

Form Tutors: Your Form Tutor will see you on most days during form time. Just mention to them that you need a bit of help, and they will point you in the right direction.

Heads of Years: All Heads of Years have received training in social and emotional health. Year leaders will always be willing to listen to any worries you may have, operating an ‘open door’ policy.

Pastoral Support Workers: We can offer support and guidance to students in several ways, including assisting with organisation, listening, and responding to student issues, emotional/behavioural support and home/school support and communication.

Designated Mental Health Lead: Miss Eden. We are committed to promoting a whole school approach to wellbeing. We work closely with the Wellbeing In Mind Team to offer a universal approach to mental health and a more targeted approach for those who are struggling.

In addition, we have links with many specialists outside agencies. Please see below for more information on these agencies.

Well-being in Mind Team

What they do

They provide care and interventions for young people who are having difficulties with low mood, anxiety, worry and stress.

They also provide advice and training on mental wellbeing issues to school staff, helping us to support your child.

They also work closely with other services so that those with more complex problems can get the right help, from the right people, more quickly.

Why they do it

Difficulties you experience in your child and teenage years can affect things like your work, friendships and home life.

Having the right support available when and where you need it can help to lessen the impact difficulties like stress or anxiety have on you; both now and in the future.

Who they are

They are part of a team of NHS staff, working in schools to offer support to students experiencing common emotional wellbeing difficulties.

Amy Tyler
Senior Clinician



Beth Medcalf
Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner
Lauren Harper
Mental Health Practitioner



North Yorkshire CAMHS

CAMHS deliver community based direct and indirect services including advice, assessments, diagnostic service and intervention for children and young people experiencing mental health and emotional problems or learning disabilities and their carers/families. To find out more information please click here.

Action for Children

Young carers are people under 18 who offer substantial, regular, help to a parent, grandparent, brother, or sister who has a disability or mental health, drug, or alcohol issues. To find out about support services please click here.

North Yorkshire Early Help

The purpose of Early Help is to work together to resolve problems before they become overwhelming, long term and costly to the child, young person, family, and the wider community. Early Help enables children, young people and their families that have become overwhelmed by difficulties to make better choices, learn new skills, and aspire to turn their lives around. To find out more information please click here.

Compass Phoenix

Compass Phoenix service is to improve outcomes for children and young people in relation to their emotional wellbeing and mental health by strengthening the range of mental health support available to children and young people. help young people to make sustainable lifestyle changes in order to improve their long-term health, resilience and emotional wellbeing, reduce risk to themselves and others and equip them to reach their potential. To find out more information please click here.