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Mental Health & Well-Being

Welcome to our Mental Health & Well-Being page! Pupil, parent and staff well-being is important to us.  That is why we invest a lot of time and resources in promoting it and supporting it.  Pupils have the chance to learn about their mental health and what they can do to take good care of it, we have a pastoral team that works with pupils and their families and we take great care of our staff (because they take great care of us!)

There is information, news and other resources below that will support our community's well-being.

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Please use this contact form if you have any questions or concerns about a child's mental health or well being.

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NHS Mental Health Support Team

I am Debbie Newman, an Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP for short!) working with Ilfracombe Junior School. I am part of the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) for schools in Child & Family Health Devon.



MHST deliver evidence based individual and group interventions for young people who need extra support for mild to moderate anxiety or low mood. We also work with staff and whole classes delivering workshops and training around mental health and promoting positive emotional wellbeing at your child’s school. Please contact us on  for more information.

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A Place2Be

Here at Ilfracombe Church of England Junior School, we are lucky enough to work in partnership with Place2Be, a children and young person’s mental health charity. They provide incredibly valuable services within our school setting to support both our pupils and their families.


Below is a brief introduction from the practitioners we have working here.


Hello everyone, my name is Gaynor, and I work for Place2be as the mental health practitioner/ counsellor in your school. I work with children, one to one and in groups to support their mental health and wellbeing. Life can be hard and confusing at times, my aim is to provide a safe space where children can explore their feelings and learn about themselves, developing their confidence and self-belief.


Hi everyone, my name is Fern and I am the Family Practitioner at Place2Be. I work with families to strengthen relationships, facilitate positive time together, and work on addressing any challenging behaviour at home. I am available to offer support and guidance to parents across a range of behavioural issues.



Please get in touch via  if you would like to learn more about this service.

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Parenting advice from the child mental health experts at Place2Be - practical tips to support well-being and behaviour: Place2Be: Parenting Smart

Further Mental Health & Well-Being Resources

Happy Maps! Is an amazing resource for parents and carers covering a wide range of concerns and issues - highly recommended!


Get free, confidential support at any time by:

  • texting SHOUT to 85258

  • calling Childline on 0800 1111

  • calling the Mix on 0808 808 4994

Encourage your child to talk to you or their teacher if they are feeling anxious or stressed. 


Find more help online through:

10 a Day!

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