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Mental Health and Well-Being

Supporting all children's mental health and well-being is a top priority at Distington Community School. We are continually investing resources and time into ensuring all of our children are supported to have good mental health and well-being. As part of this we have many amazing projects and initiatives in school as well as experienced members of staff who are specially trained to support all children. We have excellent relationships with outside agencies that we can contact for additional support if required and we always ensure that children feel safe and secure when discussing their own personal well-being. 


If you have any concerns regarding your child's mental health and well-being then please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff. We also have a large safeguarding team and many other adults in school who are trained and can provide you will guidance and support. These include:


Mr C. Barnes - Mental Health Lead, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss A. Quirk - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss L. Savage - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss R. Quarry - Safeguarding Team, Kidsafe 

Mrs D. Norman - Safeguarding Team, Kidsafe

Mrs J. Hughes - Safeguarding Team

Mrs C. Sanderson - SENCO

Mrs N. Stephenson - Mental Health Governor


Please click on the links below for more information regarding what we do to promote good mental health and well-being at Distington Community School.  


As well as our focus on the mental health and well-being of all our pupils, we highly value the importance of good mental health and well-being of all our staff. We are therefore committed to supporting all of our staff and we are proud to be signed up to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter. 



Children's Mental Health Week 2022 was a massive success. The children all took part in a wide variety of activities throughout the week with a focus of resilience and friendship. This cumulated in 'Dress to Express' Day at the end of the week where the children all wore clothes that expressed their feelings.