Mental Health and Wellbeing at Cavendish

Mental Health and Wellbeing

The mental health of children at Cavendish is one of our most important priorities, ensuring that children feel safe and supported with help available to those when it is most needed. 

It's clear that mental health is an increasing problem in the world and these facts and figures from Place2Be highlight why it's essential that we are doing all that we can to support children from an early age.

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School is here to help and we will aim to support families however we can. If you feel like you would like some support or advice about a mental health concern, please get in touch with Mr Tate and he will aim to help however we can or point you in the right direction. You can email him on this address:

In school, each classroom has mental health check in charts and worry boxes where children can discretely share their emotions with teaching staff who can then act upon this.

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Further available support in school: 

Drawing and Talking Therapy

Play Therapy

Lunchtime Drop-In Sessions


If you would like advice or have concerns about your child's mental health, please get in touch with their class teacher. However, if you'd like to suggest a direction the school should work towards or offer feedback on our mental health support, please fill in this form to share your opinions. Complete this form - click here


We also work alongside other outside agencies when families have made contact with them outside of school. One of the most common supports for families is M-Thrive which is accessed through your GP. You can see some of the services they offer here:
They offer a self-referral on their website here:

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Other pages

Cavendish Road,
West Didsbury,
Manchester M20 1JG
Mrs Taylor: Headteacher
Miss Evans: Deputy Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Hookes: Inclusion lead & SENDCO for years 1-4
Mrs Carroll: Inclusion lead & SENDCO for years 5-6
All available via the school email & telephone number