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Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership

'Academies in Christ' Part of the Archdiocese of Southwark

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Mental Health First Aiders

As part of our Wellbeing offer, we now offer a Mental Health First Aid service to all members of staff across the partnership.

 

Our two fully trained and accredited Mental Health First Aiders can be contacted directly for confidential advice and and support across a range of sensitive topics including:

 

  • Depression
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance Misuse
  • Suicide
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

 

 

 

Meet your Mental Health First Aiders

Kelly Penfold

About Kelly

I have been teaching for 20 years.  I have always been passionate about the pastoral care and the wellbeing of others and this has very much directed my career journey.  I have been a Year Head for Years 9/10 /11, a head of 6th Form before joining a Leadership team and being a Head of House responsible for the vertical structure of year 7-13 form groups.

My Leadership role and Whole School responsibilities very much brings my core belief that if we get the wellbeing right for our students and staff then this in itself will have an impact on positive academic outcomes, as well as developing a student that is ready to face and contribute to society and the world of work.


Contact Kelly - K.PENFOLD@st-anselms.org.uk

Melissa Barrington

About Melissa

I have been a team member at the Holy Family RCP School for 16 years. I was employed as a TA, I then trained to be a Higher Level TA. 5 years ago due to my own health reasons I became the office receptionist.

My passion and interest in becoming a Mental Health First Aider evolves from my own personal circumstances of workplace stress. My first-hand experience has led me in to wanting to be part of making the workplace a happy and safe environment for employees to come into to flourish every day.
 

Contact Melissa  - melissa.barrington@holyfamily.kent.sch.uk

Contact us - Please call 01622 232 662 or email office@kcsp.org.uk

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership

Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ

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