Key MHWB Staff at Woodlands

Mental Health First Aiders

As with physical health needs, we have specially trained staff in school to support with mental health needs, offering mental health first aid where needed.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Miss Humble, Mrs Grant, Mrs O'Brien and Miss Russell are Youth Mental Health First Aiders, having completed comprehensive training with Mental Health First Aid England.



Adult Mental Health First Aiders

Mrs Sharpe, Mrs Grant and Mrs Ellis are Adult Mental Health First Aiders, having completed comprehensive training with Mental Health First Aid England.


Having undertaken taken the Two Day MHFA course these staff have had additional training to:

  • Understand the important factors affecting mental ill health
  • Identify the signs and symptoms for a range of mental health conditions
  • Use ALGEE to provide Mental Health First Aid to someone experiencing a mental health issue or crisis
  • Listen non-judgementally and hold supportive conversations using the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Signpost people to professional help, recognising that the role of a Mental Health First Aider does not replace the need for ongoing support.

It’s important to remember that MHFA England courses do not teach people to be therapists or counsellors and do not teach people how to diagnose mental health conditions or provide ongoing support. Instead, their role is to act as a point of contact and reassurance for a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. 

New Mental Health First Aiders

During 2021-22, the following staff members will also take on roles as Mental Health First Aiders;


Miss Russell - Youth MHFA - February 2022

Miss Evans - Youth MHFA - May 2022


Our Mental Health and Wellbeing lead governor is Mrs Emily Beach. As director of Huddersfield Horizon SCITT, Mrs Beech has a wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting trainee teachers, their colleagues and their students in all aspects of their roles, including the promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing.

If you have any queries or concerns around the Mental Health and Wellbeing of your child or wider family member please do not hesitate to call in and see us in school at any time where we can offer support and advice.